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  • Cheryl Straub

    Many presenters cited the experience of Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley built a garden on the roof of city hall six years ago. At first the idea was laughed at by many in the city and was considered a big waste of money. But the garden helped the building become more energy-efficient by retaining rainfall in the soil and cooling the building from the top down. The garden roof was built to last twice as long as a traditional roof and has provided the city with praise-worthy scenery where there

  • Juan Corso

    Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden

  • William Ian Whipple

    In 2001, Chicago's City Hall became the site of the first municipal rooftop garden in the nation. Since then, over two hundred buildings throughout the city have added similar gardens. All new municipal buildings will be designed to receive at least Silver LEED certification—400,000 trees have been planted, recycled materials are being used to pave the streets, and there are plans to install four wind turbines on the roof of the Daley Center, adjacent to city hall

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Rooftop gardens - While they must be built correctly to avoid water damage to the structure below, these green spaces increase living space and natural beauty while reducing the urban heat island effect. I've heard when flying over parts of Germany, the rooftop gardens are a beautiful sight!

.. Here we can see more of its appeal. The roof itself is pretty, but it also is located to be seen by the upper floors in the adjacent house, which has its own planters and a smaller patch of green roof.

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