19 Jul '11, 1am

Reds Go Green: Chinese Communist Party Newspaper Signs Empire State Building Lease: A few years ago, we wrote a...

Reds Go Green: Chinese Communist Party Newspaper Signs Empire State Building Lease: A few years ago, we wrote a...

A few years ago, we wrote about the Communist Party USA’s $1 million green renovation of its national headquarters space at 235 West 23rd Street. Dubbed “more Macy’s than Marx,” at the time we thought the story was worth noting mostly because we didn’t realize that such a party even existed (it actually has 3000 members nationally), much less that it’s headquartered in Chelsea. But perhaps there’s something particularly attractive about green building practices to organizations on the left: W&H Properties has announced the signing of yet another international tenant to its lease roster at the Empire State Building (which remains in the throes of a $550 million retrofit that should result in a LEED-EB: O&M Gold certification from USGBC). People’s Daily Online – which is an offshoot of the official newspaper of China’s Communist Party – moved into a 30th floor suite at the i...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingsNYC.com/2011/07/18/reds-go-green...

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