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6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love

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In cities around the world, rooftop gardens have become a popular way to make use of the limited real estate that’s available in environments defined by industrial buildings.
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  These rooftop gardens are part of a burgeoning movement in Buenos Aires to combat climate change by introducing plant life to urban areas. Photo via Minutouno.

    These rooftop gardens are part of a burgeoning movement in Buenos Aires to combat climate change by introducing plant life to urban areas. Photo via Minutouno.

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  London’s Cannon Bridge Roof Garden is a refreshing splash of green on an aggressively industrial skyline. Photo via Love Home Swap. 

    London’s Cannon Bridge Roof Garden is a refreshing splash of green on an aggressively industrial skyline. Photo via Love Home Swap.

     

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  The roof of the Publicis Groupe’s building in Paris is home to a variety of trees and potted plants, providing a peaceful retreat for employees. Photo via Pbase.

    The roof of the Publicis Groupe’s building in Paris is home to a variety of trees and potted plants, providing a peaceful retreat for employees. Photo via Pbase.

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  An apartment building in Darmstadt, Germany calls to mind layers upon layers of sediment compressed beneath newer forms of plant life; its rooftop garden is just one aspect of its unique appearance. Photo via Huffington Post.

    An apartment building in Darmstadt, Germany calls to mind layers upon layers of sediment compressed beneath newer forms of plant life; its rooftop garden is just one aspect of its unique appearance. Photo via Huffington Post.

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  The Canary Wharf Underground Station in London is blanketed by a public park, composed of sprawling lawns and rows of trees. True, this park is at ground level, but it forms the roof of the subterranean tube station that thousands of Londoners use every day. Photo via Girl Meets London.

    The Canary Wharf Underground Station in London is blanketed by a public park, composed of sprawling lawns and rows of trees. True, this park is at ground level, but it forms the roof of the subterranean tube station that thousands of Londoners use every day. Photo via Girl Meets London.

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  This rooftop boasts a clear view of the skyline; even the London Eye is visible in the distance. London-based landscaping firm Urban Roof Gardens used the warm tones of the decking to create a contrast against the dreary gray of the surrounding buildings. Photo via Urban Roof Gardens.

    This rooftop boasts a clear view of the skyline; even the London Eye is visible in the distance. London-based landscaping firm Urban Roof Gardens used the warm tones of the decking to create a contrast against the dreary gray of the surrounding buildings. Photo via Urban Roof Gardens.

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