During a topping-off ceremony on July 31, officials, including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and UofL President James Ramsey, unveiled a model of the green roof that will be installed atop the first new building at Nucleus Innovation Park-Market Street.
Bernheim Forest nursery specialists will advise building contractors on how to design and maintain the roof, which will feature Kentucky-native plants. The Nucleus building will also include other energy-saving features and will be up for certification through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Nucleus is a subsidiary of the University of Louisville Foundation. The eight-story, 200,000-square-foot building is expected to open in May of 2013.
Photos By TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer