Saturday, March 10, 2007

Urban Oasis

New York City had its warmest winter in history last December followed by some of the coldest months in January and February. The two extremes in weather conditions should make us pause to think what is happening on Mother Earth.

The cold temperature in the city has moved most social activities indoors and one of the most interesting places to enjoy a cup of coffee while catching some rays of sunshine is inside the Trump Tower atrium located on the corner of Madison Avenue and 56th Street. The glass and steel structure is temperature controlled and bathed in bright sun light from outside. Dozens of tables and chairs are arranged around art installations and 10-foot (3-meter) bamboo patches inside the atrium. Entrance is free but most importantly, there is a small coffee shop here where you can get your caffeine fix under the sun.

In the future, will we all live in an enclosed environment like this? Are you doing anything to reduce energy consumption or limit environmental pollution?

9 comments:

isabella said...

Let's hope it won't come to this. I like the open spaces ;-)

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

It's amazing and nice but no, I really hope to continue to live in oepen spaces and to reply to your question I'm afraid, in my little daily life, to do more against pollution than Bush Administration

Z said...

I try to be aware of my impact on the earth via my consumption choices, but I don't do as well as I would like.

Paz said...

An oasis indeed.

Paz

Rasa Malaysia said...

Hey Ming, I am looking for a new camera for food and travel photography...my Canon SD450 had proven itself to be useless during the past trip...without natural light, it's beyond help...any reco?

sushil yadav said...

In response to your post about climate change and environmental crisis:

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

TheHolisticWheel

sushil_yadav

Annie said...

Trump does some things right I guess.

I do try to be careful with the energy I use but I know I use way more than I need to to live in a sustainable way.

GMG said...

Hi Ming, it's amazing. So many times I stopped at this atrium in front of the Sony Plaza on my way to the Drake (I don't know what happened to the Hotel), but never noticed it belonged to the Trump Tower...
Anyhow, it's a very nice place...

tigerfish said...

How's the weather in NY city now ? Starting to warm up in California.