An unusual solution was required to help cool the rooftop space of this wonderful penthouse in Manhattan.
To cover an unattractive slanted black tar roof area 2' x 3' plywood panels covered with Astroturf carpeting were placed in a defined pattern. A line of trellises and planters were then placed along the deck to create a living green wall, with the pergola establishing a shaded area for dining.
All of these structures were taken up in a very small elevator in a renovated historical building.
The area is now ready for planting to complete the scheme.