Thursday, August 06, 2009
How About Some Green Walls?
In Pittsburgh, PNC Bank recently unveiled plans to add the largest "green wall" in North America to its downtown headquarters (must be nice to have a major bank headquartered downtown). The 2,380 sf wall will include a variety of plants that will be arranged to form an interesting design, complete with PNC's corporate logo!
Green walls reduce the heat island effect as well as glare and noise, and can even prolong the life of buildings by decreasing the rate of deterioration due to ultraviolet rays.
What a great solution for a blank wall. Not only is it great for the environment, in PNC's case, it's great for marketing purposes as well.
I can think of several walls in downtown St. Louis that would look great with a green makeover. The first one that comes to mind is the St. Louis Centre parking garage adjacent to One Financial Plaza. The corner of the garage, above the former Woolworth's entrance, could easily accomodate a green wall.
How about one with a fleur-de-lis design?