But high rise buildings covered with tree and other green stuff is making their debut in Milan, Italy.
The project is called Bosco Verticale, Italian for "Vertical Forest", and according to our news source, the project is...
...designed as part of the rehabilitation of a historic district in Milan. It consists of two towers, named Tower E and D. Tower E is 26 floors and 119 meters high, while Tower D is smaller with 18 floors and 87 meters high. Together they will have 400 condominium units, with areas going from 65 to 450 square meters. They are quite expensive though, with a tag starting at 3,000€ (over 4,000 USD) per square meter. The condos also possess balconies and terraces, obviously nearly connected to the plants.Continue reading ►
The construction of these towers began at the end of 2009 and the structures were completed in the middle of 2012. Right after, in June 2012, the installation of the plants began. When the installation is complete, both towers will have 730 plants (480 large, 250 small), 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 perennials and groundcover on its facades. All this vegetation is, by comparison, what can be found in a one hectare woodlot.
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