Beth Israel Hospital’s 19,000 sq. ft. Green Roof is Dotted with Diamond-Shaped Skylights

by , 03/05/13

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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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  1. davida_strategicstoryte... March 8, 2013 at 10:01 am
    This green roof uses the Xero Flor Green Roof System, the same system being installed on the Javits Center (
  2. davida_strategicstoryte... March 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    This is a wonderful green roof project, completed in 2010 for the Zeckendorf Towers & Condominiums ( The Xero Flor Green Roof System from Xero Flor America (XFA) was selected for this project. Xero Flor is the same system being used for the new 292,000 square-foot green roof being installed on New York City\'s Javits Convention Center (