Published on May 6, 2008
Section Architecture / Interior Design
Wind turbines, solar power and a parking system reminiscent of those pod things in “The Matrix”.That’s what you get if you buy into Atlanta’s soon-to-be-built Aquarius Tower. Aquarius reports to be built on the four elements: sun, wind, water, and earth.
The dedication to the sun and wind are the most sustainable parts of the tower. They will provide about 50% of the building’s electricity with an array of solar panels on the roof and five one-story wind turbines that take advantage of skyscraper winds. Each living unit also has floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing in plenty of light.