Overview:

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.


PHASE 1

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.   


PHASE 2

planting & InstallatioN