Cool and Green

I was perusing  LinkedIn Group American Society of Landscape Architects this morning.  There was a post  from economist.com  Reclaiming the suburbs . The article discusses how a San Antonio based company Rackspace, reclaimed an old, empty mall as its new headquarters.

Intrigued, I did some poking around  and found a few videos showing the space.  The company recently completed the third phase of development  of the space using 600,000 sq ft of the 1 million plus building.  There are a few links below showing and describing the space and the culture that is now housed in this former mall. The building is gold LEED certified and has revitalized the local community.  Somewhere in the videos the project is referred to as a massive recycling project.  It’s a brilliant approach to reusing dead space, solving needs of a business, and all with out massive disruption to the local community and environment.  Kudos to Rackspace.

Take a few minutes and check out these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqZnlmBAsyQ

http://rackertalent.com/videos/the-mall-is-open/

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