roof garden


Definition of roof garden 

: a restaurant or nightclub at the top of a building often in connection with or decorated to suggest an outdoor garden

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Engineer David Friedman said the installation of a roof garden and other structures on top of the terminal likely added new stress to the beams. Fox News, "Second cracked beam found at $2B San Francisco's 'Grand Central'," 28 Sep. 2018 Note the red leather sofas and whisky crate side tables before stepping on onto the roof garden, where high wooden walls and comfy benches make a perfect, secret garden-esque setting for that muddled fruit sundowner. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston," 26 Apr. 2018 The plan is for the structure to house shops and restaurants and be topped with a roof garden and bar. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Playful shopping mall designed by Will Alsop to be built in Kenya," 10 July 2018 The High Line is essentially a roof garden, 30 feet above the streets; the average depth of the soil is 18 inches. Pam Peirce,, "Manhattan’s High Line park offers lessons for SF greenbelts," 15 June 2018 Inside The couple’s now-former city pad includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a private 650-square-foot roof garden. Megan Stein,, "Cobie Smulders and Husband Taran Killam Unload New York City Penthouse for $3.1 Million," 30 May 2018 Tuesday at sunset, Houston’s arts community filled the space for a cocktail party sponsored by BBVA Compass, which also owns the naming rights to the spacious roof garden that has quickly become a campus hot spot. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "It’s party time at the Glassell School of Art," 16 May 2018 Similar to the firm’s House 304, which features a light well that runs the full height of the four-story residence, this kindergarten has an airy core that connects the ground floor to the roof garden with an interior spiraling staircase. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Adorable kindergarten is all brick and fun," 14 May 2018 The 48-story 609 Main building has a hotel-style lobby with a café and spaces for networking; fitness and conference centers; large windows; and private roof gardens in select tenant spaces. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Simmons & Co. International inks big lease at 609 Main," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of roof garden

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roof garden was in 1895

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