Hobokenpix: Go west, young man!

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 4/10/2009

A simple visual scan of the western part of north Hoboken. Notice the green roof above the CVS / WaMu / NYSC building?

hoboken-14th-street-looking-west.jpg

PS – if you have images collecting dust on your camera or hard drive – send them in for eventual inclusion on Hoboken411! Please state how you’d like to be credited in your email, and a description – if desired!!

Leave a Reply

11 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Go west, young man!"

truth1
Member
truth1

Looks good, good for health, but costly when/if the membrane leaks.

davidcdavid64
Member
davidcdavid64

I’m sorry, but based upon prior park issues I assumed. sorry. Although I think it may be nice to have a roof top park with such a nice view. I bet they would make us use the service entrance though.

homeworld
Member

[quote comment=”148366″]Hope in real live they plan on putting some decorative and sound deadening fencing around all the HVAC gear on those rooftops or that is going to be one loud ‘park'[/quote]

It’s not a park. It’s a green rooftop.

stormwatercenter.net/Pollution_Prev...ntion_Factsheets/green-rooftops.htm

Red Haven
Member
Red Haven

This green roof is not supposed to be a park and was never designed as a “developer give-back”. To be sure, many developers in town have tried that scam, but this particular green roof is very much on the up-and-up.

This is an eco-friendly way to mitigate the “heat island” effect in urban areas, cut HVAC costs and help with flood mitigation by holding stormwater in the roof lawn.

By zoning rights this developer could have torn down this historic building and put something 6 stories tall at that site. Instead they went with the adpative reuse model with a great green roof.

If every developer in Hoboken was a responsible as this one we would be in much better shape.

hobojoe
Member

In all seriousness, though, I believe this particular green roof has more to do with keeping energy costs down. This is a pretty effective way to reduce a building’s cooling load during warm/hot weather.

wpDiscuz