Work on a "green roof" project at Binghamton City Hall is being wrapped up, more than three-and-a-half years after the project was announced.

Construction on the $2.1 million initiative started last March. Mayor Richard David had proposed the project in his 2017 State of the City speech.

The project closed the city council chamber a few days before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down city hall.

A crane was in use on State Street for the Binghamton City Hall green roof project on September 14, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Plans for the infrastructure work called for the installation of 22,500 square feet of vegetative roof and eight "stormwater planters."

The roof system is designed to absorb, store and evaporate rainfall. City officials have said it would eliminate about 325,000 gallons of stormwater runoff from the roofs every year. That would reduce the amount of runoff water that winds up in area rivers.

Construction work on the city hall green roof project on September 16, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph:

For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.


KEEP READING: Check out these totally awesome '80s toys