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Green's Ugly?

Matt Tyrnauer, the writer of the piece accompanying Vanity Fair's recent list of the best buildings of the past 30 years, told NPR yesterday why the list didn't contain any green buildings like Renzo Piano's lauded California Academy of Sciences (pictured): "[Green] buildings in general don't look so hot because they have to do a lot of things that buildings traditionally never did." Not true, wrote the Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin: "Surely the next time Vanity Fair undertakes its survey, the perceptions of its respondents will have caught up with reality." [Chicago Tribune]