As the debate heats up over what the future of the Gardiner holds, local architect Les Klein proposes a radical new plan. Vannessa Lu’s article in the Star looks at Klein’s new design that is being called the ‘Green Ribbon,’ which calls for installing a garden roof over the Gardiner. Not only is it appealing to think of putting a garden on the ‘Gardiner,’ the plan also falls nicely in line with the City’s new green roof policy.
Although much has already been said about what to do with the Gardiner, a proposal like this which preserves the expressway might actually serve to expand the waterfront site. Rather than limiting projects to sites along the waterfront, the expressway could become a new symbolic shoreline into the waterfront site. The plan also seems similar to New York’s new highly popular High Line park. Your thoughts?