Construction has begun at 520 Kingsland Avenue. This page will be updated regularly to allow a deeper understanding of the work, thought and process behind building a green roof. The total project encompasses approximately 22,000 square feet of green roof that will be completed over three years.

In July 2016, Phase 1 of construction was completed which included the waterproofing, protective layers, drainage layers and stone pathways. In Phase 2 the pouring of soil by crane and plantings were completed for roofs A, D and F (referenced from the diagram below), offering a 12,000+ square foot wildflower meadow. Programming on the roof began early in the fall of 2016 and Greenpoint residents, wildlife and insects have access to a new green space in North Brooklyn.

Spring 2017 - Phase 3 of construction has commenced on roof G, adding an additional 10,000 square feet of green space.


A. Drainage and Soil

B. Pathways and Patios

After the soil was spread over both upper roofs, a crane operator lifted crates of blue stone to the roof. Brooklyn-based masons carefully shaped the stone into intricate pathways and patios designed for visitor use.   


planting & InstallatioN