Monday, October 5, 2009

Tribeca roof garden, soil delivery

The planters were put into place some weeks ago, and then the irrigation and lighting crew came in to run those lines up through the planters.

Then there was a pause while a humungous air conditioning unit was cut up and taken off the roof.

Today our soil-mix was delivered. Tomorrow the first plants will arrive.

Soil was delivered to two tarps spread on the still-clean pavers, and in two areas over steel I-beams crossing underneath the space.

We had a reunion with the Russians of RTVi. They are filming the whole process. Apparently two of the episodes they taped with me and with me and Natalie have already aired in Russia. We have yet to see the DVD's. We hear that Moscow liked our roof gardens. Moscow must send caviar.

It was good to hear their accents again. And to think we've run out of vodka at home.

To see the roof before anything was there, click this.


  1. here in the UAE they are working on laws to "force" all new buildings to have roof gardens. They want at least 30% of all buildings to have them. It is a good thing.

  2. Wow, Marie - that looks like such a big project. Good luck hauling all of that soil mix up there. :) If you ever decide to do a job in Boston and need some help, let me know! (I'm only half kidding.)


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