The Brooklyn Yard-Scraper concept, which I assume has been scraped for the time being, is totally audacious and totally green. The plan calls for a solar-powered, mixed-use development complete with vertical farms, garden terraces, and a tower of residential brownstones that, as Inhabitat puts it, are “stacked one upon another and oriented in such a way to maximize airflow and interior light distribution, reducing the dependency on energy-hungry mechanical systems.” The lower, non-residential levels of the Yard-Scraper would house a public school, The Brooklyn Library of Science and the Environment, the Institute for Urban Sustainability, and plenty of public green spaces.

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