The views of a city from on high are stunning. Rooves are equally suitable for plants, just as vertical walls are. Here’s a beautiful garden on top of the British Empire Building at the Rockefeller Centre, New York.
Complete with a swimming pool, this garden provides wonderful views, not only for those in the pretty garden but also for the workers and residents, in surrounding tower blocks, who are able to gaze down from their windows onto the green oasis. Originally the designers envisioned a network of rooftop gardens, linked by aerial pedestrian bridges, comparing the concept to the ancient hanging gardens of Babylon.
There’s been a suggestion for a public, rooftop movie venue as part of the Rundle Mall upgrade so how about providing a public rooftop garden too? What a wonderful space it would be for live music … from jazz to classical, folk to hip hop!