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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 roof,New York City,Sustainable Building | No Comments
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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URLs in this post:
 eye-catching green buildings: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-inside-the-hearst-tower-new-york-citys-first-leed-gold-skyscraper/
 Manhattan: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/manhattan/
 7 train: http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/sevenlin.htm
 Queens Botanical Garden: http://www.queensbotanical.org/
 LEED: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/leed
 BKSK Architects: http://www.bkskarch.com/
 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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