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Join our green roof field trip next Friday, July 17!

green roof

Next Friday, we’ll be taking a field trip to visit the green roof at the Parks Department’s Five Borough Technical Services Complex on Randall’s Island.  This is no ordinary green roof–it’s the fourth largest in New York City (at over 15,000 sq ft) and uses 13 different green roof systems.  The systems serve to absorb rainwater, keep the building cool and reduce its carbon footprint, of course, but they also provide a working laboratory for green roof design and construction where the performance of various different systems can be monitored and compared. The lessons learned from these comparisons can be applied to future installations around the city.

Five Borough’s roof is not open for general public tours, but you’re welcome to join our tour.  We’ll be meeting in Harlem Friday afternoon around 3:30 pm to catch the bus to Randall’s Island for a 4-5pm tour of the facilities.  If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Martha at  We’ll get back to you with more details.

Friday, July 17th
Five Borough Technical Services Complex, Randall’s Island
4-5pm tour

July 10, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , , , ,


  1. […] really enjoyed last Friday’s tour of the green roof atop the Parks Department’s Five Borough Technical Services Complex.  The roof is gorgeous […]

    Pingback by Notes from our green roof field trip « Freshkills Park Blog | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. I am a CSA for the Parks. I am experiencing alot of postive things at 5-Boro Technical. I’m looking forward to the Green roof that we are going to participate in this year.Thank you!

    Comment by Isaul Concepcion | January 16, 2010 | Reply

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