NYC concrete-and-steel garden center boasts green roof

04/12/2012 | Engineering News-Record

The 10,000-square-foot green roof at the concrete-and-steel visitor center of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York combines artistic design and complicated engineering techniques, which required the aid of building information modeling, according to this article. The roof has a pitched leaf-shaped steel frame supported by a concrete foundation and retaining wall. The roof features 40,000 plants and is designed to absorb about 190,000 gallons of stormwater annually.

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