Solar Takes Manhattan

Kips Bay Towers solar Solar Takes Manhattan

The Kips Bay Towers (KBT) in Midtown Manhattan were an architecturallandmark long before a 55 kW solar power system was installed on theroof in December 2008, making it the largest residential solar array inManhattan.

The KBT is one of the few residential projects designed bythe famous modernist architect, I.M. Pei. Its construction was also unique. When first built, it was the largest cast-in-place concrete buildingin the world. Given its prominent place in architectural history, theKBT is a perfect match for a technology that is also forward-looking.

Other early work by I.M. Pei include:

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