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One WTC Spire Lights Up; Zero Energy Building Launches Sales

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FiDi—The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization are conducting a test of the One World Trade Center spire and beacon, oh, right about now. The beacon contains 288 50-watt LED modules that produce 288,000 lumens of light, making the spire visible for up to 50 miles on a clear night. In other words, it should be hard to miss, except that by the time you read this it will have probably already happened. Banksy was probably not impressed. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

BRIGHTON BEACH—Highly eco-friendly condo development Bright 'n Green just hit the market after 18 months of construction. The net zero energy building, designed by the infamous Robert Scarano, includes "light-maximizing windows are composed of triple-glazed Krypton-filled solar thermal treated glass and installed inside double-sealed, air-tight insulated window frames," as well as energy-efficient induction stoves, low flush toilets, and energy-efficient lighting. Plans also call for the installation of roof-top wind turbines. The building includes six studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in price from $295,000 to $795,000. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]