UPDATED 8:02 AM PT – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to introduce a new bill banning glass and steel skyscrapers, which is a move influenced by the Geen New Deal.
While speaking to the public Monday, De Blasio claimed glass structures are “inefficient” and use “too much energy.” He then went on to say the buildings are “the number one cause of greenhouse emissions in the city,” not cars or other forms of transportation.
“We’ll put strong new rules in place,” stated De Blasio. “I think what’s going to mean is a lot of building owners are not going to build those kind of buildings, or if they choose to they’re going to have to do a lot to compensate with other energy saving measures.”
Under the new rules, the city will not grant permits to anyone looking to construct these types of buildings. Construction companies or landlords who do not adhere to these rules will be faced with up to one million dollars in fines.