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World's First Vertical Forest in Milan

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Bosco Verticale is an ambitious eco project in Milan, designed by architect Stefano Boeri, which tries to blend two discrepant mediums, urban and nature, into one harmonic whole.

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Magarac J. (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:01 am
very interesting project

Angie M. (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:17 am
What a great idea!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:39 am
Weird and wonderful. The earth needs more thinkers like this. Thanks for sharing!

Cecily P (4)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:51 am
How beautiful! I hope it experiences long-term success.

Joanne M (22)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:54 am
Great idea - not to mention that if people plant miniature fruit trees they could also grow some of their own food. the only down side I can see if when all of those trees lose their leaves. Of course some trees like citrus do not have a lot of leave drop so given the climate in Milan that might be a good choice.

I expect keeping the trees alive in the hot summers will be a challenge for some especially as the roots will get warmer. The trees may need a fair amount of water also which hopefully they have considered.

Still - a great idea and I am glad to see people thinking outside the box more. even if the building only had a fraction of the trees they are showing I would think it would make it a much nicer place to live or work.

Gustavo Tomás (1)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:19 am
Great idea. These kind of projects should be encouraged by the govermnent and society.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:25 am
great idea !!!!!!!!!!!perfect project i do love it!!!!!!!!!!

Jason S (50)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:38 am
Thanks for the post.

Robert O (12)
Monday March 12, 2012, 11:17 am
Well it sure looks and sounds like an interesting and innovative idea. Maybe we've just taken a glimpse into the not so distant future. Thanks Veljko.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 12:31 pm
This is fabulous!!! I hope it thrives and the idea takes hold in other places.

Amber J (12)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:27 pm

Clifton Jackson (124)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:44 pm

Ancil S (175)
Monday March 12, 2012, 1:59 pm
I'd like to live there!

Kathleen R (138)
Monday March 12, 2012, 2:38 pm

Ra Sc (8)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:09 pm
That's really neat. I think those pictures look wonderful.

Diane Piecara (14)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:51 pm
Beautiful. I love it.

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday March 12, 2012, 5:00 pm
I would agree with everyone else. It is beautiful and makes sense. I am guessing they have trees that will not get too big or their root systems are not compromised. It would be the only apartment building I would consider living in as I am not a fan of big buildings. Yu would get a view and trees right outside you window though and that is pretty cool. It must have great energy benefits.

Carmen S (611)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:26 pm
wow, beautiful, thanks Velijko

Gloria Morotti (14)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:42 pm
Gorgeous! Would that all new buildings looked like this one.

Elizabeth G (1)
Monday March 12, 2012, 6:46 pm
The Italians - Wow - I LOVE the architecture, engineering and the progressive nature of this.

Hope it catches on...

janet f (29)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:01 pm
I love the idea of having trees outside your window in an apt.

linda g (3)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:28 pm
Green Mansions; an exciting concept. From the Amazon jungle to overcrorded metropolis.

Romila Lal (9)
Monday March 12, 2012, 9:38 pm

wayne hall (3)
Monday March 12, 2012, 10:00 pm
AQwsom would not mind liveing there, should be more of it through out the world.

paul m (93)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 12:44 am

It's a skyscraper with plants..!!!

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:51 am
I'm not sure I like it so much in fact....I like flat gardens!

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:53 am
Well, I suppose it's good for the planet...

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:20 am
What a fabulous idea. Every city should move toward creating these to produce healthier city environments.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:34 am
Thanks for the post.

Mario A (52)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 7:51 am
This is a pretty cool idea.

Gitte Loeyche (46)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 8:01 am
Amazing and great idea!

Quinton Smith (40)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 11:09 am
Great idea need to build all apartment an office building like this the more green the "BETTER". =^..^=

Melanie Andrus (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 11:38 am
What a terrific idea! We're hoping that this is only the beginning - are there plans for this kind of construction in other places? Certainly hope so. Great, great, great idea, M. Boeri!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 2:43 pm
Really nifty!

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:26 pm
The Bosco Verticale is absolutely awesome, and such a worthwhile project that I hope catches on! There is only one question I have, and that is will the prices be prohibitive?
Thanks for posting Velijko.

M B (62)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:27 pm
Great idea, hope more follows, worldwide.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 3:41 pm
very interesting project. thanks for sharing

Ron Avila (20)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 8:29 pm

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 5:21 am
Thanks for the article.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 6:44 am

cynthia l (207)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 9:51 pm
Very COOL! awesome idea

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 6:37 am
Interesting, looks like an apartment building with way too many plants. I lived in a Green apartment in Dublin for several years that basically had a hallow centre and a glass roof to grow plants (mostly ivy that eventually blocked the view).

Shelly P (5)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 6:11 am
Amazing! I'd love to live in a building like this being that I have to live in the city anyway. Why not make it beautiful? Thanks for the post!
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