Work to install a vegetative roof on a downtown Binghamton apartment building resulted in the closure of part of Court Street for a time.

The project is part of a comprehensive renovation plan for the five-story structure at 73 Court Street.

Binghamton University graduates Syed Ali and Adam Ibrahim announced the modernization work in June 2015.

A crane and other equipment blocked Court Street as material was lifted to a building roof. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Court Street between Chenango and State streets was closed to westbound traffic for a few hours on Thursday while a crane was used to raise material to the roof of the building.

According to information from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the green roof is being constructed using a pre-vegetated tray system.

Stormwater retention from the green roof is estimated to be about 33,000 gallons annually.

Workers making preparations for a "green roof" installation at 73 Court Street. (Photo: Northern Scapes Lawn & Landscape Services)

Ali and Ibrahim have said they encountered a series of challenges in developing the Court Street project.

Plans call for 12 apartments with 32 bedrooms on the upper four floors of the building. Commercial space on the street level will be retained.

Workers unloaded material for the green roof project at 73 Court Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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