Detroit People Mover station gets "green roof"

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Detroit People Mover is getting a little greener.

The Detroit Free Press reports the downtown elevated light rail system has installed a "green roof" atop its station at Joe Louis Arena.

A thin layer of ground-hugging plants is designed to help channel rainwater to drains and provide insulation.

The new roof has an expected lifespan of 40 years and is expected to reduce repair costs.

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