At One Bryant Park in Manhattan, the Durst Organization is cultivating bees as part of an environmental program for the 51-story building.''
"Beekeeping has also been catching on atop buildings outside of New York. Earlier this summer, bee hives were added to the green roofs of the Minneapolis City Hall building, and similar environs have been encouraged in other urban areas with green roof habitats. In London, the number of urban beehives has exploded in recent years, to the point there was concern that the city had an insufficient supply of bee-friendly plants to feed the growing populations."
"On the green roof at One Bryant Park, the bees’ natural pollination process helps maintain the area’s nearly 6,000 square feet, where the sedum was planted to help to reduce urban heat energy and runoff."