belle! si belle! Si seulement je pouvais lire des mots américains, pour que je puisse comprendre le titre! Américains stupides!
Who would have thought such a beautiful space existed in the heart of a steel and glass enclave? Nice building too.
I love this shot. Chicago is such a wonderful city. There's so much to see in this photo between the lovely rooftop garden and the buildings behind. Fantastic.
The half of the rooftop with the garden belongs to City Hall. The half without the garden belongs to Cook County. It's 2 different entities within the same building, with offices divided down the middle.
More than on the roofs trees grown around the buildings and the public places like parks, should make a difference to the environment. Roof gardens are not more than an eye - wash really speaking.
Photo is amazing. However, that building (US in general) consumes so much natural resources and generates so much pollution and build small roof top garden and say we are Eco-Friendly. That effort is negligible for nature.
@Nestor Gonzalez im soo sorry, but i dont speak spanish
@Muhammed Maher insha'Allah
@Chudamani Akavaram Rooftop gardens have a minor impact -- but they do have an impact. With existing buildings, tearing it down and rebuilding is not an option, so trees around the building and rooftop gardens are better than nothing. There is a building in New York that was built in an environmentally sound manner -- rainwater on the roof was collected in tanks in the basement and used as grey water (toilets, water plants, etc.), the windows were built with auto shades that blocked direct sun in the summer and let it in in the winter to reduces cooling and heating costs, bamboo rather than hardwoods, and like, just to name a few things incorporated into the building design. This can be done when the building is designed and constructed, but changes to an existing older building are more difficult, so the little things add up and help.
@Vinod Nalla Excellent photo indeed! Likely true regarding the negligible effect for nature. Making decisions and taking actions which help us feel good about ourselves in the short term seems to be more important and popular than making well-informed, tough, decisions which will have seriously meaningful effect. This is very Chicago... which makes the photo very real in a different way.
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