Photo of the Day

the Empire State Building reflected in a garden window
August 1, 2013

Rooftop Garden, Manhattan

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

New York's Empire State Building gleams in the windows of an architectural firm in this photo from a May 2009 National Geographic story on living roofs. Blossoming in cities around the world, overhead gardens like this one take advantage of acres of potential green space.

See more pictures from the May 2009 feature story "Up on the Roof."


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Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

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