Celebrating green in Minneapolis

11 07 2010

Minneapolis is a city which has contributed a mighty amount of good news to sports stadiums the last couple years. Target Field, home of the Twins, opened in downtown near Target Center, home of the Timberwolves, to much buzz. It’s a beautiful ballpark with a very endearing outdoor space, which is called Target Plaza. Yet before that opened this past April, Target Center already made its contribution to the sports arena world by becoming the first arena in North America with a green roof. It looks elegant from afar but its purpose is more based on functionality. Read about it in this SLAMonline story (below the pictures).

Firebreaks are what make up the leaf-inspired design of Target Center's green roof.

Target Plaza at the Twins' ballpark.

Click the link below to read the story.

Green Roof in a Purple City

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