Open up high rise rooftops to the public

There are quite a few tall buldings that have flat roofs in Bristol with amazing views of the city and sunsets. if these buldings where servayed and made secured to be opend up to the public. Each rooftop could have popup coffee shops, tea rooms on them to help fund the safty and public liability. They even could be turnd into gardens or city beaches. 

If the buldings of a city added to the views instead of taking it away by making the rooftops public, this would promote groth, increase moral, give extra green space and importantly be amazing.

This even could be a bulding legistration for future buldings making Bristol set a standerd of happy, heathy city living.

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by matthewroyarnold on November 19, 2013 at 06:44PM

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  • Posted by mikepowney November 20, 2013 at 14:02

    I have often thought this and when the bristol and west building was regenerated I thought that the resturant would have been on the top floor allowing public to see the beautiful views of bristol. I think this is something that should be worked on and changed so that more and more people come to bristol and experience the beauty of it.
  • Posted by jess November 20, 2013 at 16:01

    The top floor of Trenchard car park is a prime example, and is already equipped with lifts and is safe for the public. Extremely ugly building, unless you are standing on the top of it :)

    Sadly, I imagine £10 per parking space per day is a bit too lucrative for the council to want to open it up to popup cafes etc.
  • Posted by CJBee November 21, 2013 at 19:41

    Fab idea! More outdoor spaces (especially quirky ones!) to spend time in can only enhance the experience of living in such a beautiful city.
  • Posted by yhin November 24, 2013 at 11:07

    Brilliant! This would also help to turn Bristol into a garden city which means we might also win The Lord wolfson price which we can then invest in some of the other projects floated here. I just love this and might even encourage people to develop living roofs on their own house. All this extra green would go a long way to increase bio diversity and improve the look and feel of our city.
  • Posted by bkrish November 25, 2013 at 12:10

    Also to encourage roof top gardeining...
  • Posted by Keeno January 14, 2014 at 16:57

    I want this to happen so badly!
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