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Another look at Stefano Boeri's Vertical Forest

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original rendering
credit: Boeri Studio


Here's the rendering that launched a thousand blog posts, showing the two towers almost completely covered in greenery. Interestingly, those thousand blog posts actually helped get the project built; Boeri writes in the book:

To convince my clients, I asked a journalist friend to publish a picture in an Italian newspaper showing the two towers covered with trees and a compelling title: The first ecological and sustainable tower to be created in Milan."

...I added in that article, which was so successful as to push my clients to take this little "quirk" seriously- that in addition to carbon dioxide, the leaves of the trees would also absorb the pollutant micro-particles created as a result of urban traffic and so would help clean the air in Milan, as well as producing oxygen in turn.

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