April 17, 2009

Green Roof, New York City

Photograph by Diane Cooke and Len Jenshel

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Some green roofs can be far simpler to create than traditional roof gardens. Volunteers from Cook + Fox installed the New York City architectural firm's roof themselves using Green Paks. The polyethylene bags, marketed by St. Louis-based Green Roof Blocks, contain low-maintenance plants and can be laid out with no preparation beyond rolling out a layer of waterproof material that controls drainage and blocks the intrusion of roots into roof structures.


See more photographs from the May 2009 feature story "Green Roofs."

1 comments
Augustin Earran
Augustin Earran

These are impressive photographs of the green roof movement. We actually covered the Chicago green roof in our blog. A lot of work and design was put into that project. I think the coolest part of the Chicago green roof was the ability for visitors to walk through a botanical garden on the roof with a great view. However, in College Station roofs, which is the general field of my interest these days and in whose search I reached this great piece of knowledge, the only roofs that really allow for this level of development are commercial buildings and perhaps a few of the building on the Texas A&M campus.

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