Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale has been called "The most exciting new tower in the world." It has won all the big prizes, including the International High Rise Award. I have been a skeptic about it, and have been called many nasty things in comments, including statements like "I can't help but realize that every post Lloyd writes has a downer ending. Can there just be one Treehugger post that doesn't have a negative tone?"
But now that it is built and landscaped, and now that the architect has sent a review copy of his book "A Vertical Forest- Instructions booklet for the prototype of a forest city", it is perhaps time to have another look at it. And for those who hate slideshows, I apologize but am using the format because I like the big photos. Sorry about the clicking.
Are architects going overboard with the trees on buildings?
Stefano Boeri's Vertical Forest Under Construction in Milan
And the International Highrise Award for 2014 goes to the Bosco Verticale
Stefano Boeri's Vertical Forest gets planted