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Industrial Rooftop

Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill and the Plant Roof Technique

Accompany authors Asem and Rachel to discover the story of Spinnerei, a large brick building in Leipzig that used to be a cotton mills at the end of the 19th century, which is one of the few still standing, despite the fact that much of Leipzig was bombed during the Second World War. 
How is it that this building was spared from the bombs? There are a number of hypotheses, one of which is that the green roof protected it…