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The 1 Park Avenue Skyscraper will be covered by high-tech light shelves and light-sensor-activated shades, shading the glass and photo voltaic cells to colect solar energy.
“1 Park Avenue’s transparent skin will feature a high-performance exterior wall that controls the transfer of heat and light from outside with the help of a high-tech system of light shelves and light-sensor-activated shades. Shading fins jut out above each floor, shading the glass beneath, which allows for a more transparent curtain wall and adds visual texture to the building skin. Integrated photovoltaic cells will harvest solar energy.
The approximately 600,000-square-meter mixed-use complex houses premium offices, condominiums and service apartments, along with the world’s highest luxury hotel. Its three podium buildings, whose flowing form complements the tower’s own, provide offices and support for the hotel in a park-like setting.”