But an unconventional story about the javits center is taking place up on the roof where gardens have become a bird refuge and an.
Javits center roof garden.
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On the javits center s rooftop 17 stories above the hustle and bustle of midtown manhattan lies a green space about the size of five football fields.
The javits center green roof installation was officially completed in october 2014 and measures 297 000 sf which is the second largest green roof on a single free standing building in the u s.
Javits convention center commonly known as the javits center is a large convention center located on eleventh avenue between 34th and 40th streets in hell s kitchen manhattan new york city it was designed by architect james ingo freed of pei cobb freed partners the space frame structure was begun in 1980 finished in 1986 and named for united states senator jacob javits.
The largest at ford motor company s river rouge plant which reached the milestone of its tenth anniversary in 2013 is also a xeroflor installation.
Since 2014 26 bird species and five bat species have been identified on the 6 75 acre green roof the second largest of its kind in the united states.
The roof garden serves up fresh californian cuisine highlighted by herbs and vegetables grown in our rooftop garden.
The nearly seven acre green roof was installed 5 years ago.
At the teak bar or on lounge chairs around the fire pit select from a list of distinguished wines and champagnes by the glass or from a menu of signature cocktails designed for warm weather sipping.
Here s a live video feed from the javits center s 6 75 acre green roof the second largest of its kind in the united states.
At nearly 7 acres it s the second largest such space at.
The roof was designed to reduce energy consumption at javits and it also absorbs seven million gallons of rain water a year and now.
Home to 29 bird species five bat species and thousands of honey bees the green roof has become a sanctuary for area wildlife while helping to reduce energy consumption throughout the convention center on manhattan s west side.