Power Tower Wind Turbines A Brilliant Idea In This Issue of Metropolis Magazine May 2009

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As you might have guessed I subscribe to the Architectural Magazine Metropolis. Of course for all the right reasons, its cutting edge, they only do modern and the magazine constantly features green projects. I just received my May 2009 issue and this thing is packed with green. Maybe it’s their Earth Month issue or something. What ever the reason is, the first thing that stopped me in my tracks was the cover. Not because of the dull graphic, but because of the idea behind the graphic, which was harvesting wind power directly from the hundreds of thousands of POWER TOWERS already dotting the landscapes of the world. What a brilliant idea. Why build wind turbine towers. when you already have towers for power lines? It’s the kill two birds with one stone thing. (Of course I am a vegan, so I wouldn’t do that, but you get the idea) This was the winning concept of Metropolis’s 2009 Next Generation competition weds two common aspects of the landscape: electrical-transmission towers and wind turbines.

I am going to feature part of the article here, but to read the whole thing head over to metropolismag.com. Also, below, tell us what you think. Is this a good idea, or just crazy. Do you believe in wind power?

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Architect Michael Jantzen Replacing Smoke Stacks With Power Towers

power tower turbine architecture 04 Architect Michael Jantzen Replacing Smoke Stacks With Power Towers

The question in my mind is, can something so beautiful really replace something so ugly? I can see you’re a little confused by the question. Your thinking, fugally looses every time, right? Fresh young, replaces old and tired. 19 year old Victoria Secret Super Model beats, 28 year old Victoria Secret Super Model, but of course. Yes, those rules apply in the world you and I live in, but they don’t see the light of day in the murky world of There Will Be Blood! The older and uglier it is, the more they desire it. And Coal and Oil are as old and ugly as you can get.

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Just Not Enough Wind Turbines To Go Around, Sorry!

wind turbines Just Not Enough Wind Turbines To Go Around, Sorry!

What’s the most problematic aspect of renewable energy? Evidently the “new” part.

If you’re thinking of switching to wind power, you might be in for a long wait. While wind is easy to come by, it seems the turbines that extract its energy are not. According to CNET.com, massive demand for wind turbines has created a major shortage because manufacturers have been unable to keep up and orders are taking as long as a year-and-a-half to fill Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

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