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Barclay Center is finally getting its green roof: VIDEO

The roof garden covers 135,000 square feet

May 25, 2015 02:00PM

Barclays Center

Barclays Center

The long-delayed 135,000-square-foot green roof that will eventually crown Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is finally taking shape.

In the video below, Linda Chiarelli, Deputy Director of Construction for Forest City Ratner, tells Architect Newspaper why it took so long for Barclay Center to go green. The answer: its roof trusses were not designed to bear the weight of a green roof so a “whole new roof structure was installed.”

[Architects Newspaper | Untapped Cities]Christopher Cameron