FedEx Express Hosts Largest ‘Green Roof’ at Any U.S. Airport – AirportBusiness.com

A tiny fraction of FedEx's fleet is resting for a bit at their main hub in Memphis, TN. The 'green roof' is at their new facility in Chicago. Photo: Stephen Mosley Sr. - OPShots Contributor

When it comes to “green” roofs at airports, nothing in the country tops the FedEx Express cargo facility at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, recently opened the new package sorting center, which conducts operations under the largest continuous vegetated roof at an airport in the U.S.–or the size of three football fields. At just under 175,000 square feet, the roof is plainly visible from planes as they land at one of the world’s busiest airports. The recently-opened building is also the largest green roof on a freestanding building in the greater Chicago area

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Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.

I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

1 comment

  1. Dexter727

    My boss gets to practice his putting on that green roof. (:

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