Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nice green roof!

Portland is known as a green city. Both for our environmental practices as well as our rain-fueled, mossy-green, garden culture. Turns out we've also got some pretty fabulous green roofs...

What you don't see it? Look a little closer...

Nice...

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21 comments:

  1. What, no signs in this water wise, pollinator friendly, pesticide free, organic, carbon footprint reducing, air purifying urban green space?

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    1. Oh I'm sure they're on the window of the office facing the green roof. If you're standing inside looking out at this urban green space that's when you see them.

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    1. Ah, one word Wednesday...should have done it.

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  3. I can't believe this! That is the penthouse where I had my graphic design office for many years, shared with architects who still are in the space. We had quite a few more plants back then.

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    1. Ah too funny! Were you the gardener in residence?

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    2. It was before the gardening bug truly bit but we all agreed that plants were a must and took turns watering them.

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  4. That is one mighty fine looking green roof right there! }:P

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    1. Exhausting to think of all the work that goes into tending it isn't it?

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    2. Oh and guess what...your comment came through with the others, not sent off to the spam group!

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    3. I'm exhausted just looking at it!

      Ok, so now we know- login via Google. LOL I think that was the one option I hadn't gone with yet.

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  5. LOL..you made me smile and then I thought how lonely that poor tree it!

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    1. Hopefully it gets lots of love from people going out for a smoke break.

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  6. Hilarious! Yet I know some "custom" "green" builders (green-washers) who might do the same on their "high end" commercial or residential projects, then be on a tour or get an award!

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    1. Seriously? That game needs to be changed.

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  7. I hope they made sure the roof can take the weight before they installed all that soil and plant material.

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  8. Peter's comment made me laugh! At least they made a bit of an effort...

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    1. And according to Ricki there was once more of a garden.

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  9. Well, I suppose it's a start...I used to work in a 72-story building in downtown LA and, on the rare occasions I visited the top floor, all I saw were helicopter pads on the roofs of the shorter buildings.

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    1. This view is particularly bleak isn't it? There are some lovely green roofs here in Portland, I should seek them out.

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