Sept. 11 2009 09:53 AM

THINK of it as an urban oasis — seven stories up! The green roof atop Manhattan’s Morgan Processing and Distribution Center is the largest of its kind in New York City. The 109,000 square foot roof provides nearly 2.5 acres of native plants and trees for employees to enjoy.

Built in 1933, the 2.2 million square foot facility became a historic landmark in 1986. Its roof originally was constructed to serve as an additional mail processing location, able to support 200 pounds per square foot. When the roof was scheduled for replacement in 2007, it was deemed strong enough to support the weight of the soil, vegetation and other requirements of a green roof. 

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