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an insitute under a hill



http://www.prism-magazine.org/oct08/briefings.cfm

GREEN’ CONSTRUCTION
GARDEN VARIETY

This is no ordinary field of flowers. These 2.5 acres planted with 1.7 million native species form the roof of the newly opened California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Additional features include seven hillocks studded with skylights, weather sensors to regulate the automated ventilation systems and a water recycling mechanism designed to capture some two million gallons of rainwater per year. Officials hope eventually to create a habitat for endangered butterflies. But don’t ignore the natural history museum beneath, with its planetarium, rainforest, and the world’s deepest interior coral reef.— ROBIN TATU


http://www.calacademy.org/

via my mum.


Hmm, if i got a job there, would i be a hobbit or a morlock?

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hespa
Apr. 19th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
You wouldn't have to go that far, either - I can't find a photo, but the Marine Discovery Centre in Queenscliff has just such a roof. Not nearly so big as that one, to judge by the photo, but been around since at least 2007. I was absolutely chuffed by it!
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