Construction has begun at 520 Kingsland Avenue. The total project encompasses 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 10,000+ 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.
In May 2017, Phase 3 of construction commenced on roof G adding an additional 11,800 square feet of green space. In August 2017, Phase 3 of construction on roof G was finalized. This completes the proposed 22,000 SF of green roof of the initial scope of the project.
In October 2018, Phase 4 of construction began on 3rd floor education garden and green roof. Completed in June 2019 with colonization plot for teaching and living wall feature for wildlife monitoring.
Installation of Roof A, D & F
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.