Kansas City Central Library
   
Project Name: Kansas City Central Library
Year: 2004
Owner: Kansas City Central Library
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Linda S. Velazquez

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof System: Roofscapes, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Conservation Design Forum
Roofscapes, Inc. Installer: Lichtenfels Nurseries
Completed in the spring of 2004, the new green-roofed public access plaza atop the classical Central Library is a key element in the downtown revitalization of Kansas City, MO. Engineered by Roofscapes, Inc. (now Roofmeadow, and installed by Lichtenfels Nurseries on the 5th-floor roof, the mixed-use plaza integrates 7,500 sf of pedestal pavers with a complex greenroof that features a range of native plant environments. Plant zones range from Roofscapes, Inc. Type III: Savannah wetland to prairie to Type IV: Meadow 1 tree-bearing upland grasses, with profile depths ranging from 8 to 16 inches.

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Learn more about Roofmeadow (formerly Roofscapes) in The Greenroof Directory. For more information about more of Roofmeadow's project, see here.
 
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