$2.1 Million Binghamton City Hall “Green Roof” Nears Completion
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.
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.
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