Jessica Dailey

Queens Botanical Garden's LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

by , 08/04/11

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New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you’ve got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you’re looking for some eco-inspiration, hop on the 7 train to Flushing, where you’ll find the Queens Botanical Garden. Not only are the grounds themselves filled with 27 lush, green and flowering oases, but the visitors center is a spectacular state-of-the-art LEED Platinum building designed by BKSK Architects. The visitors center boasts a sloping green roof that’s open to the public, plus a solar array and a rainwater cachement system, creating the perfect place to learn about sustainable building and experience nature. Take a stroll along the roof with us after the break!

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