The New York Jets released details of their planned West Side stadium yesterday, featuring wind turbines and solar collector tubes to generate much of its own electricity and hot water.
"We envision this as being the greenest building to date," said William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox, the New York-based architecture firm designing the project.
In addition to housing the Jets, the $1.4 billion stadium would be integral to the city's bid for the 2012 Olympics, which got a boost yesterday with the news that New York was chosen as one of five finalists to host the games.
The stadium would be a rectangle bounded by 11th and 12th avenues and 30th and 33rd streets on the West Side of Manhattan.
Pedersen said its design, which differs from the typical circular or oval stadium, is meant to fit seamlessly into the city's grid.
"It should feel as if it's very much connected into this particular place and as opposed to a stadium simply looking as if it could be anywhere, like a UFO landing from space," he said.
-- From News Services