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Old Posted Nov 4, 2014, 1:38 AM
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Nobody's mentioned it here yet, but this building is supposed to be clad in real stone... Gizmodo said "blocks of stone" like the Great Pyramid. I wonder how long it will take for that to get VE'd out....

Conceptually it sounds like they are trying to make the building a giant thermal mass that uses passive principles for heating/cooling, so maybe they can pay for the stone with savings from mechanicals.
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