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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: 30-foot-tall ‘BUCKYBALL’, diatoms and zombie pumpkins

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

DNP Inhabitat's Week in Green 30foottall 'BUCKYBALL', Diatoms and zombie pumpkins

In one of the week’s biggest green architecture stories, Inhabitat reported that Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill unveiled plans for Chengdu Tianfu District Great City, China’s first self-sufficient, carless city. Singapore also unveiled the world’s first commercial vertical farm, Facebook’s green cred got a boost when it was announced that its Prineville Data Center in Oregon achieved LEED Gold status, and architecture firm HNTB won a contest to redesign Los Angeles’ Sixth Street Viaduct with a gorgeous high-flying ribbon bridge that promises to be one of the hottest new pieces of urban infrastructure in the US. In another exciting West Coast development, the San Francisco Planning Commission signed off on Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ 61-story Transbay Tower. And at Madison Square Park in New York, Leo Villareal created a 30-foot-tall “BUCKYBALL” geodesic dome sculpture with pulsing LED lights.

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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: 30-foot-tall ‘BUCKYBALL’, diatoms and zombie pumpkins originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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