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, C, 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 and Greenpoint residents, wildlife and insects have access to a new green space in North Brooklyn. Phase 3 of construction will commence in the Spring of 2017, completing the remaining roofs. 


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