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One Irving Place, the name given to Beth Israel’s green roof, cost $330,000 to install (paid for by the condominium next door), and features 360 degree visibility from the surrounding hallway windows and towers at each corner. Additionally, all residents of the complex experience the rooftop en route to the building’s amenities including the gym, pool and sundeck.

The rooftop also features 170 cubic yards of growing media that help mitigate stormwater runoff and flooding issues in the Union Square subway station below. The quarter acre garden also offers structural cooling and roof lifetime extension.

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