TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Aug. 24, 2009 at 4:22pm

Update -- Tacoma's Green Skyline

I noticed earlier this morning that the Pacific Plaza rooftop is starting to take shape. I shot a photograph and then saw Kevin posted a comment asking for an update. Here is how it looks today . . .



I wish I had a better lens. There are actually tall purple plants now . . .



Come to think of it, I wish I knew something (anything!) about plants/flowers. Anyone?

To recap: this is what it looked like in JANUARY (not June, my mistake) . . .



comments [6]  |  posted under Downtown, Green Roof, Skyline, Tacoma

Comments

by KevinFreitas on 8/24/2009 @ 4:37pm
That looks fantastic! They should totally offer tours. Thanks for the update Todd!

by tacoma1 on 8/24/2009 @ 6:55pm
Can we transplant the Luzon tree over there?

by Ben Ferguson on 8/26/2009 @ 1:31pm
The middle zone on the roof will be a 'meadow' with grasses, wildflowers and assorted sedums and the side zones will be lower and made up entirely of various sedums. The roof should take about 18 months to completely fill it. The roof is being irrigated with rainwater that is captured from the roof (the toilets are also being flushed with rainwater as well).

by KevinFreitas on 8/26/2009 @ 1:32pm
Thanks for the info Ben -- it's just stunning!

by Nick on 8/26/2009 @ 1:40pm
Don't let my dog see this... the last thing he needs is to know there's a new piece of Tacoma he hasn't yet pooped on, and I don't think he's a very good climber...

by KevinFreitas on 8/27/2009 @ 6:39am
Green fertilzer!

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