9. Ford Foundation Atrium Garden

Tucked away inside the Ford Foundation Building in Midtown Manhattan is a gem of a garden that serves as a green oasis in the middle of the city. In 1967 the Ford Foundation Building and the Ford Foundation Atrium Garden were completed and in 1997, the building was designated a national landmark. A unique feature about the garden that we previously wrote about is that its maintenance doesn’t deplete from the city’s resources. Instead, the Ford Foundation’s roof captures the rainwater for the garden, and a reserve source of water is used during dry periods.