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Life On High: the Renaissance of Rooftop Spaces is Here to Stay

Though seemingly opposite environments, cities are a lot like rainforests. At ground level, the world is dank, dark, and full of predators. Inhabitants seeking fresh air, sunshine, and privacy have only one direction to go: up.

Though seemingly opposite environments, cities are a lot like rainforests. At ground level, the world is dank, dark, and full of predators. Inhabitants seeking fresh air, sunshine, and privacy have only one direction to go: up.So in the urban jungle, it?s only natural to build a ?canopy? in the form of rooftop architecture. The popularity of rooftop amenities across residential, commercial, hospitality, and even health-care projects shows that?s exactly what?s happening.Examples abound. When it opened in 2016, the Goettsch Partners?designed Hilton LondonHouse Chicago hotel debuted the city?s only trilevel rooftop; crowning the historic London Guarantee Building, it features an indoor bar, an outdoor terrace, and private top-floor dining inside the original Beaux-Arts cupola. In 2015, Facebook moved into its corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California, with a nine-acre rooftop oasis that includes cafes, full-grown trees, ?work cabanas,? and walking trails. And this summer, a 1.5-acre rooftop concert venue opened at New York?s Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan?s revitalized South Street Seaport.Raising the RoofAccording to Nathan Wilcox, principal at Austin, Texas?based architecture firm Sixthriver, the current obsession with rooftops bega...
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