New York City is getting rid of a practice it once called a blight and replacing it with a ceramic tile industry that promises to provide the city with an environmentally friendly alternative to asphalt.
The city has been experimenting with ceramic tile for decades.
But the city began to use it in large buildings in the 1990s to improve the performance of the asphalt roads it has used in the past.
The new ceramic tile system will replace the asphalt that comes with existing city roads.
But it won’t replace the original asphalt, which has a porous surface.
Instead, it will add ceramic tiles that can absorb heat and hold its shape.
City officials said the ceramic tiles would last for 100 years.
They said they plan to start the ceramic tile rollout sometime next year.
They also plan to replace the city’s aging water pipes, which are being replaced by a new system that will be installed by the end of the year.
The ceramic tiles will replace existing asphalt roads and sidewalks that are mostly made of concrete and asphalt, said Eric Dube, president of the New York Municipal Partnerships for Sustainable Streets.
The goal is to replace all of the city roads, he said.
New Yorkers have long complained that the city is leaving the roads in terrible condition and will soon be using ceramic tiles to replace them.
Ceramic tiles are made from ceramic chloride and are porous, allowing them to absorb heat from the air.
They are more efficient than asphalt, according to a report released by the city in 2015.
The city spent $15 million last year on research and development to make the tiles.
Dube said the company is in discussions with city officials about making the ceramic ceramic tiles.