Target Center In Minneapolis Gets Green Roof

Target Center In Minneapolis Gets Green Roof

Workers began unrolling 80-pound strips of plants atop a thin layer of soil last weekend to begin a $5.3 million, 2 ½-acre green roof on the Target Center in Minneapolis.

The Target Center is home to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it hosts concerts and other events. It’s one of three green roofs being installed by the Minneapolis city government, along with City Hall and the downtown Central Library, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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“It’s really depressing to see the sheer amount of tarred rooftops,” City Council member Lisa Goodman told a Star Tribune reporter, talking about the city’s view from above. “This is an opportunity.”

To read more about the project, click here.

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Anonymous says:

My employer, Ahner’s Garden and Gifts in St. Louis, Missouri has had a green (and pink and purple and lavender…) roof for the last six or seven years (see photos here: http://ahners.com/Our_Roof).

For the last two years we have covered every square inch of the gift shop roof (3000 square feet). The impact on our summer cooling bill is noticeable, but the attention we get from passersby has a bigger overall impact on our business.

The first year we used Mediterranean vinca. In subsequent years we have used Wave petunias. Both do very well, although the petunias can go up earlier and stay on the roof later than vinca.

Anonymous says:

My employer, Ahner’s Garden and Gifts in St. Louis, Missouri has had a green (and pink and purple and lavender…) roof for the last six or seven years (see photos here: http://ahners.com/Our_Roof).

For the last two years we have covered every square inch of the gift shop roof (3000 square feet). The impact on our summer cooling bill is noticeable, but the attention we get from passersby has a bigger overall impact on our business.

The first year we used Mediterranean vinca. In subsequent years we have used Wave petunias. Both do very well, although the petunias can go up earlier and stay on the roof later than vinca.