Update: Russ took the time to post some very valuable information in a comment that's well worth reading. Thanks Russ!
What I like about this rooftop garden is its clean design and simplicity. It fits nicely between the sometimes-ostentatious designer landscapes seen on Manhattan building tops and other often-ugly dirt gardens with no semblance of design or esthetics.
Although not in view, the lower right decking hints at human use coordinated with the simple but functional design of the sub-irrigated EarthBox holders.
Obviously there is an investment of time and materials here but it doesn’t look like a need for a second mortgage. It looks like a do it yourself project within the range of the average person who is reasonably handy with power tools.
I’ve posted about Russ’s Chicago rooftop garden before. You can also read and see photos documenting the back-story of the garden from the empty grow boxes above to the end of this past growing season. Have a look if you are considering any type of rooftop edible or decorative garden.
Russ has done a significant public service by posting this information on the EarthBox forum. Nice job Russ!