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NY skyscrapers adapt to climate change

The city is embracing resilient architecture because its exorbitantly priced real estate drives up the financial stakes

The two American Copper Buildings (just to the right of the Empire` State Building) have their heating, ventilation and large electrical equipment on the first floor instead of the basement, as is traditional, to minimise the risk of flooding.

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WITH a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. But the American Copper Buildings going up on the East River - a complex of two towers with 764 apartments, panoramic views and a huge entrance...

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