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Visiting the Kaiser Center roof garden in Oakland, California
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This garden was built on the roof of a five-story parking structure in downtown Oakland.
A closer look at the fountain in the pond.
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Apr 17 2012 04:43 GMT
Apr 17 2012 15:28 GMT
Apr 17 2012 16:57 GMT
I like how the blossoms echo the building.
Apr 17 2012 17:53 GMT
I am still amased that this is actually on a roof!
Apr 17 2012 23:13 GMT
The adjoining Kaiser Center building is 28 stories tall, and Henry J. Kaiser --- the industrialist who established the Kaiser shipyards and other companies --- lived in a penthouse on the top floor. Apparently, he wanted to have a garden built on the roof of the parking structure so that he would have a nicer view, and there's a garden side café there as well.
I think that was a nice idea, for him and for us.
Apr 18 2012 01:29 GMT
Unique Idea to Put a Park on a Roof ;-)
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