"BUILD" Phase 2016 : a roof garden installation underway

 Installation of rooftop garden in midtown Manhattan. The central area, with pavers removed, will soon be green roof.

Installation of rooftop garden in midtown Manhattan. The central area, with pavers removed, will soon be green roof.

Midtown Manhattan roof garden installation is underway : much of the planting is complete and now it's time to build the green roof! This roof garden provides multiple benefits to our client. In addition to the biophilic effects of improved well-being (and productivity!) on the part of people who work in offices with views of nature, it will also host some great cocktail parties. The planting combines native and non-native plantings, including an oak tree and a green roof (both great for birds), as well as fragrant plants like pine, lavender and buddleia.

 Planting and green roof installation underway on 16th floor roof terrace on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

Planting and green roof installation underway on 16th floor roof terrace on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

 That ugly duckling phase. . . . Pavers come off to make way for green roof. Planters are brought up to the roof and carefully set and shimmed to be level and in alignment with one another, in preparation for planting.

That ugly duckling phase. . . . Pavers come off to make way for green roof. Planters are brought up to the roof and carefully set and shimmed to be level and in alignment with one another, in preparation for planting.

 BEFORE image, day 1 of garden installation.

BEFORE image, day 1 of garden installation.