29 May '15, 4pm

The Barclays Center's new green roof dampens sound and collects rainwater.

Barclays Center's plans to sprout a green roof , and now we're happy to report that the verdant project is finally coming to fruition. Forest City Ratner teamed up with Shanghai-based Greenland Group Company to begin rolling out the 135,000-square-foot planted roof atop the popular Brooklyn sports and entertainment venue. The green roof will serve two special purposes, both capturing stormwater and dampening some of the sound escaping from the structure during games and concerts. The Architect's Newspaper was kind enough to share their exclusive video tour of the new roof with Inhabitat. Hit the jump to check it out.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/barclays-center-rolls-out-its-ne...

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