Latest roof garden terrace opens in New York

image: The Lowerre Family Terrace at Marymount Manhattan College

The Lowerre Family Terrace, the Marymount Manhattan College’s new 5,000-square foot quad, offers a respite in a natural setting and features a water wall, heated trellis and garden areas.

To quote the college, the terrace was ‘designed and built through independent efforts by New York-based architects and engineers, enhances the original structure built by John Russell Pope in 1929 and serves as an outdoor venue that complements its New York City metropolitan surroundings.’

More images here.

Here’s a story from a few years back in the New York Times about installing a “green” roof at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, Queens. And more details here about this project from

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2 Responses to Latest roof garden terrace opens in New York

  1. earthpal says:

    Fabulous pictures Matt. I could relax in those gardens quite easily.

    There are some greatly innovative ideas coming forward now to counter climate change and the age of concrete.

  2. the Grit says:

    Hi y’all,

    Weren’t the French big on fancy gardens, back before the revolution? Amazing how things go in cycles. Seriously, that’s cool, but if everyone can’t have the resources and technology to implement it, this sort of thing probably does more harm than good. The people involved would have better spent their efforts designing public housing that is safe and with some gardens that produce food for the residents. Oh, and don’t get me wrong; I hate the idea of public housing. If, however, we’re going to have it, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be descent and provide a learning opportunity for those making use of it.

    the Grit

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