- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - An upscale, Miami-area mall will feature an innovative “climate ribbon” to ensure shopper’s comfort during the city’s sweltering summers.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1BIgVt0 ) reports that the planned Brickell shopping center will feature a thousand-foot long cascading canopy of steel and clear insulating glass. The canopy will run over and through wide concourses between four city blocks of shops and will be fitted with massive fabric-covered louvers.

The “climate ribbon” is designed to shade shoppers and channel cooling breezes from nearby Biscayne Bay.

The ribbon, believed to be the first of its kind, was designed in collaboration between a Paris design firm and the universities of Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and Cardiff in England.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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