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Hall of Fame • 2014
Winner - Longwood Gardens - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The public restrooms at Longwood Gardens, the most visited public garden in America, deserve a double-take as you walk by. That’s because the 17 restrooms themselves are part of the largest indoor “Green Wall” in North America! The staff at Longwood worked with artist Kim Wilkie on an unprecedented feat of bathroom architecture. Take a look at the photos, and you’ll understand. Aside from the restrooms’ lush greenery, they also feature domed, naturally lit lavatory cabinets hidden within the “Green Wall.” In addition, each restroom contains etched translucent glass at the top of the dome to provide natural light, reduce electricity and minimize the need for light fixtures. Longwood Gardens traces its roots to the famed du Pont family and has become preeminent for its grand collection of plant life. Now, its restrooms also share in the spotlight. “The restrooms at Longwood have become a ‘must-see’ for our one million annual visitors, and we even have docents nearby to share the story of their creation,” says Patricia Evans, communications manager at Longwood Gardens. “To be named America’s Best Restroom would be a testament to our creativity and environmental stewardship.”

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  Click on a thumbnail image to view a photo gallery of the restroom.  
             
         
             
             

2014 Top Nominees

             
     
American Girl Place
 
Bowl Plaza
 
El Centro
 
The Fabulous Fox Theater
Chicago, Illinois
 
Lucas, Kansas
 
Washington, DC
 
St. Louis, Missouri
             
             
     
Mai Kai
 
Plums Café
 
The Grove
 
Tiki Lounge
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
 
Costa Mesa, California
 
Los Angeles, California
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
             
             
           
Trail Restroom
           
Austin, Texas
           

 

 

 
 
 
   
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