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[5 Aug 2009]

(New York, NY) - For years green roofs have been in use in Scandinavia to filter pollutants, conserve energy and maintain the population of native invertebrates. And when Manhattan Airport opens for service this same sustainable design technique will help to create the first-ever carbon-negative airport. The living roof, which will be the world’s largest, will cover the main concourse as well as portions of the 950,000 sq. ft. domestic and international terminals. The filtration effect of the non-invasive native plantings on the green roof will actually go beyond offsetting …

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[23 Jul 2009]

(New York, NY) - New Yorkers issued another resounding referendum in favor of Manhattan International Airport as a storm of media attention drove just over 147,000 visitors to the Foundation website in the past week. Meanwhile at their Tribeca headquarters Foundation publicists scrambled to accommodate the requests from national and international news organizations and a small IT crew worked overnight to make sure the massive surge of supporters were able to get the information they needed. “Things have been busy around here but we’re keeping our eyes on the prize,” …

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[20 Jul 2009]

(New York, NY) - This morning the Foundation garnered the support of yet another environmental constituency as the Triborough Association for Fair Treatment drafted a certified “zero-kill” agreement in conjunction with Manhattan Airport. The first of its kind, the agreement sets a bold precedent for other major airports around the world. Since 2002 TAFT has lobbied the FAA as well as state and federal lawmakers to draft legislation opposing aggressive and inhumane waterfowl prevention on the part of airports and several bills are currently pending in Albany. For airports it’s …

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[2 Jun 2009]

(New York, NY) - Today Architectual Chair Tomoko Tanaka confirmed earlier news reports that two dozen international firms will be invited to participate in Stage One of the design competition for Manhattan International Airport. Each will be commissioned to create a working proposal for the reallocation of the 843 acre site. “Not since Central Park was built 150 years ago has a public works project of this magnitude been been undertaken in New York City,” said Tanaka. The announcement concludes the board’s exhaustive three-month preliminary review and includes several architects …