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

Posted By Jessica Dailey On August 4, 2011 @ 11:01 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features,Green Building,Green Roof,New York City | No Comments

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New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings [1], but sometimes you’ve got to go off the beaten Manhattan [2] path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you’re looking for some eco-inspiration, hop on the 7 train [3] to Flushing, where you’ll find the Queens Botanical Garden [4]. 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 [5] Platinum building designed by BKSK Architects [6]. 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 [7] with us after the break!


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[1] eye-catching green buildings: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-inside-the-hearst-tower-new-york-citys-first-leed-gold-skyscraper/

[2] Manhattan: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/manhattan/

[3] 7 train: http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/sevenlin.htm

[4] Queens Botanical Garden: http://www.queensbotanical.org/

[5] LEED: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/leed

[6] BKSK Architects: http://www.bkskarch.com/

[7] Take a stroll along the roof: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-we-take-a-stroll-up-the-queens-botanical-gardens-sloping-green-roof/

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