Category Archives: The Visionaire

Après le déluge

Plants on rooftop gardens are far more exposed to the elements than their ground-level cousins.   With Hurricane Irene heading directly for lower Manhattan, it was alarming to hear the experts explain that 75 mph winds at ground level translated to … Continue reading

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Photo-voltaic Solar Panels

The Battery Roof-top Garden is greatly enhanced, aesthetically as well as environmentally, by the adjacent penthouse tower of The Visionaire condominium (LEED “Platinum”), the east and west facades of which are lined with cobalt blue photovoltaic solar panels.  The “Double … Continue reading

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