This is the best green wall I've ever seen - of course, it's brand new. But so was the green wall at the Goodwill in Tacoma when I visited a couple of years ago (I need to check back on that - have any of you seen it lately??).
The green wall in Tacoma was created by the famous French vertical designer Patric Blanc, and it wasn't as colorful and texturally varied as this vertical garden on a quiet corner in the South Lake Union neighborhood, just off Denny Way. Don't you love the horizontal stripes of plants, and the skillful mix of gold, green, silver and burgundy foliages? Look at all that color - and I took this photo on a dull, gray morning....Aren't those planters on top of the benches cool?
Part of the charm of this newly installed vertical greenness is that it's the showpiece of a beautiful little plaza that reminds me in materials and sleekness of New York City's Highline; the undulating benches, the contrast of warm wood and concrete. The vertical garden clothes one side of the plaza at the base of a metal-clad building. I'm thinking this must be part of the new Amazon campus....it's at the corner of Boren and John Streets, just west of the Seattle Times old flagship building, just down from 13 Coins.
It's so good it's worth a field trip. I even love how the vertical metal grid supporting the plants shows through, even though I'd guess it's not meant to be a design feature and won't show once the plants grow in more....
If someone from Amazon (if this really is part of your campus, and if so, thank you...) reads this, could you please send me the name of the designer and the plant list, and I'll post both here?....there are ferns and carex, liriope (I think) and artemisia....what are those ruby-colored that look almost like tradescantia, but I don't think they could be??