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GAF x COTE: Looking at the Future
This 2019 video was compiled by GAF, a COTE sponsor.
Dear Mr. McLaren,
I am an architect and urban planner in NYC. Currently I am working on an environmental argument in protest of the demolition of historic fabric around the Penn Station in NYC as part of the new development project.
I am working with the total square footage of the existing buildings, many were built in early 1900s, including by Mckim, Mead and White. I will not have time, scope doesn't warrant, to do a detailed material take off. A simple square foot value would be just great to apply.
Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.I thank you for your time.Damyanti Radheshwar FIIA AIA LEED AP