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$5.3 million green roof installation at the Target Center

July 08, 2009
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MINNEAPOLIS — Work has begun on the 2.5-acre green roof installation at the Target Center, which will be the fifth largest in the United States when it is completed, according to the Mother Nature Network.
The $5.3 million project at the home of the National Basketball Association''s (NBA) Minnesota Timberwolves will keep an estimated 3.68 million gallons of rainwater from draining into the Mississippi River annually, the story stated.
The roof of the Target Center, which regularly exceeds temperatures above 140 degrees, will maintain temperatures similar to the surrounding air after the project''s completion, drastically reducing heating and cooling costs, the story noted.
Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman said: "It''s really depressing to see the sheer amount of tarred rooftops. This is an opportunity."
The project is expected to be completed this fall, and when all is said and done, 36,000 tons of vegetation will live atop the Target Center, the story added.
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