You wouldn't expect a garden to be on the roof of a building. One of the disadvantages to living downtown in a high-rise building is not having a yard. However, many buildings are taking advantage of the rooftop area to include a pool, lounge area, or rooftop garden. I am all for the growing trend of adding a green element to our city's industrial buildings.
When I first heard of rooftop gardens, I expected a few plants and flowers. I was happy to find examples of buildings that transformed their entire rooftop into an actual garden, even including produce. I would love to see more renters have the opportunity to grow fresh fruit and vegetables on their building's rooftop.
Images (from left to right):
- Roof Garden in Manhattan: Civil Eats
- NYC Rooftop Garden: Design Squish Blog
- Eagle Street Rooftop Farm: The Selby
- Milwaukee's First Rooftop Farm: Milwaukee Renaissance
- Rooftop Garden of Glide Memorial Church: New York Times