A rare photo on this tumblr where the photographer is actually me! This is in my town, Eugene OR. The roof garden has probably grown a bit since I took this last year. The metal cylinder is for rainwater reclamation.
“The Portland-based Oregon Sustainability Center is being developed using the LBC’s doctrine of neither taking resources nor causing environmental harm — this means that the building will produce all of its own water sources and energy…
“Rainwater will be collected for irrigating the many trees and plants that will be incorporated to make the space feel more natural for its fortunate occupants and visitors.”
Roof garden on The WaterShed apartment building in Eugene
The Louisa green roof, Portland, OR
“Don Eggleston of SERA architects is planting vines on the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. He is doing a high-rise version of the green façade technique beloved of Eduoard Francois. Vines and trees are sophisticated climate control devices, blocking the sun during summer and miraculously falling off and allowing the sun to penetrate in winter.”
View of the OHSU tram from Marquam Hill, Portland. The building with the roof garden from the previous post is at center, left.
Submitted by Ken R.
bicycle race on the Interstate 405 in Portland, OR
Here we are on the I-405. I’ve long wanted to snap a shot of the great ivy and other plants they have on this section of the freeway; I love it!
Roof gardens on a building in Portland, OR
from La Citta Vita
233 Front Street, Portland, Oregon
photo from Dan Haneckow
Google Maps satellite view of downtown Portland, Oregon. The large green expance is Forest Park (Wikipedia), the largest urban forest in the United States (it’s 5,100 acres, entirely within greater Portland’s city limits). There’s 70 miles of great trails to hike and you feel like you’re miles away from civilization, yet you’re smack in the middle of it!
The Oregon Capitol mall in Salem is one big roof garden, with a parking garage underneath to serve the adjoining State offices (where my dad works).