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Conjure up the most energy-efficient building you can: the roof would collect rainwater for recycling. Lights and appliances not in use would turn off by themselves. And the structure itself would be built using predominantly recycled materials. In April, the Hearst Corporation's Manhattan employees will begin to move into such a place: their new headquarters will be New York City's most environmentally friendly skyscraper. The architect is Norman Foster, famed for the Millau viaduct in southern France and London's Swiss Re building. Hearst Tower, his debut large U.S. project, is the first office building in New York City to garner...

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