Ross: These rooftop gardens are getting a new tenant, bees

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Urban rooftop gardens have been around for a long time, but today, they’re not just for decoration. They’re a crucial part of the green building movement.

Where instead of just shedding runoff, the roof stores it and releases it back into the atmosphere to reduce the need for drainage systems.

One Bryant Park is a 51-story office tower at 6th Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City. It’s one of those eco-friendly green buildings with a certificate for everybody to see, but it also has something else that’s kept out of sight so as not to spook visitors, beehives….

“The Durst Organization gives the honey produced by the bees to its tenants, roof to table,” Wagner said.


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