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Bank of America Tower (New York City)

Designed by American architect Rick Cook, the Bank of America Tower in New York City is at the forefront of sustainable building with such features as floor-to-ceiling window glazing, which traps heat and maximizes natural light. What's more, the building collects rain water to reuse throughout the structure.

9 Buildings That Prove Sustainable Architecture and High Design Are a Perfect Pair

Devised by the likes of Jean Nouvel and C. Y. Lee, these structures show us how architecture can be eco-friendly and breathtaking

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest