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Milan's Vertical Forest

Environment  (tags: Milan, Italy, Vertical Forest, Bosco Verticale project, Stefano Boeri, smog, air pollution, residential towers, Europe )

- 1842 days ago -
The verticality of the project provides both housing and urban forest space in a very compact area. The amount of greenery on the two buildings will equal an area or more than 107,000 square feet of natural forest land.

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Rose Becke (141)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:10 pm
Love it

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:34 pm
Very coool!!! I hope this innovation becomes commonplace in the near future!! Thx Dandelion.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:49 pm
Me too Natasha.

Animae C (514)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:21 pm
This is just brilliant, would love to see all cities use this concept.
Sadly the bigger the urban jungles spread, the less trees we have.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:30 pm
Noted. This is SO Great! I would also love to see this concept spread to other cities! Thanks Dandelion.

Christeen A (370)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:32 pm
So very cool. I like it alot. Thank you.

Giana P (398)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:54 pm
Wonderful idea and concept. I hope they attract birds and are filled with chirping.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:59 pm
That is the best! I love the idea and like Giana said, I hope it does attract a lot of birds to fill the air with their sweet song. I just might have to move there lol. Then this bird lady would be really happy. I love to see ingenuity like this. I bet the air around those buildings will be nice and clean! Thanks Sheryl.

Susanne R (234)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:14 pm
Aside from all the environmental reasons that we need trees, this idea certainly makes living in an upper floor of a high-rise much more desirable! What a great addition to the concrete jungles!

Devon Leonard (54)
Monday April 8, 2013, 12:56 am
Wowee wonderful !!!! Love it love it love it.......I would love to hear that this concept is taking off and blooming in NYC, London, Mexico City, San Fran, Paris, and on and on and on.... So many good reasons why..!! Thanx Dandelion for sharing...

MmAway M (505)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:24 am
You always deliver THANKS xx

Iona Kentwell (129)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:25 am
So very beautiful and smart!

Terry V (30)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:36 am
Beautiful0. I hope the trees can survive growing in so much pollution.

Birgit W (160)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:09 am
Amazing! Thanks

TomCat S (129)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:29 am
The US should be leading such efforts, not ignoring them.

Gloria p (304)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:38 am
Way cool!

Lone W (1428)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:15 am
thats cool

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:30 am
Fantastic! We need more of these in the big cities!!

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:38 am
Totally "cool beans", thanks for sharing.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:10 am
wonderful idea thanks Dandelion

Lindsay K (6)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:12 am
Wowser! I've seen similar elsewhere, but not on such a grand scale!

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:22 am
Can living green be further promoted?

Russell R (87)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:33 am
This is something the Israel shoud think about, Expanding upward instesd of outward. It is a idea that all cities need totake in consideration!

Tina P (30)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:42 am
Wonderful, why can't we do more of these?

Sheryl G (363)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:50 am
Marvelous thinking Russell. In fact that concept should be taken in many places so we can leave some wide open places for plants, animals, and ourselves to enjoy and not keep stretching out.

Connie O (44)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:27 am
Wow...that's different. I would like living in an apt complex like that.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:35 am
I agree Connie, look right out the window, no matter how high up you were and see trees, birds, and other plants of nature.

P A (117)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:11 am
That is the only tower block worth living in, in my opinion! Utterly lovely - I hope very much that it succeeds and flourishes and spreads.

Gene J (290)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:47 am
Now that is an amazing idea. I traveled by train from Venice to Livorono, by myself not speaking a world of Italian when I was 19, changed trains in Milan, I'd never seen so many train tracks in my entire life. What a great city it is and I love this idea originated there and would very much like to see it copied the world over. I'd love to live in such a place.

divergent r (309)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:31 am
gratitude pours over you sweet flower,Dandelion

Liliana D (125)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:35 am
noted, it is a great idea and I think the concept will be adopted by many cities, the main reason being to reduce the air pollution
thanks for sharing Dandelion

l L (1)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:40 am
Asides from the noted pluses here and I concur.. I have a question...
That is; the weight of all these trees.. is that factored in as being safe for this standing structure as they all grow? Zcan these buildings handle this? Has this been thought out?
Thx D.. Again

Pat B (356)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:54 am
This is a marvelous idea, I hope that we can do this here in cement cities all over in the US., in the future. It's a great concept, and pretty too.!! Thanks, Dandelion for this.

Mary R (280)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:16 am

Sheryl G (363)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:18 am
Not sure Lyn, it doesn't explain it in the article and I had thought of that myself. I'm in hopes that has been worked in with the designs. Perhaps trees selected are slow growth and only mature to a certain height. One wouldn't be thinking I suspect of building this place and putting all the monies into it without taking this into consideration. Let me say, I hope the designers, developers, and the city checked this all out in great detail and consideration.

Edwin M (346)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:34 pm
Wow,how cool

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:24 pm
noted dandelion!!!! qwesto e bellissimo!!!!!!!!

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:31 pm
Wow Sheryl, ,borrowed computer

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:07 pm
I have always favored Milan and Florence over Rome and the south. Milan is such a wonderful cosmopolitan city.

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:37 pm
How COOL!! Hope the world catches on, since they are so busy chopping down trees at a crazy rate.

Jelica R (144)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:07 pm
Thanks, Dandelion, for amazing submissions today.

More great buildings:

The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in city centres to herald a new age of farming

A Brief Survey of Vertical Gardens, Plantscrapers, and Edible Restaurants


christine s (340)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:08 pm
I hope it can withstand hurricanes and lightening but a fantastic construction ---just love trees!!!!!!!

Judith Hand (55)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:12 pm
Noted. That was very cool. Sent a copy of it to my eldest brother, an architect. Thanks.

John B (185)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:32 pm
Thanks Dandelion for posting the link. Great concept! Read and noted.

Mary T (178)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:04 pm
Wow I love this, Thanks Dandelion

Judy C (97)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:27 pm
This is a unique and exciting idea! Thanks, Dandelion.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:03 am
WOW! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing Sheryl!

Carol D (346)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:47 pm
WOW!! Sure hope those buildings hold all that weight! Quite and idea!! Thanks Sheryl!!

. (0)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:09 pm
It is beautiful Carol!

Franco Di Palma (374)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:46 pm
This takes my breath away. I just love this idea. Thank you Sheryl for sharing this wonderful work with us.

. (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:52 pm
This really is cool..ty Dandelion

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:54 pm
Brilliant! Thanks for posting, Dandelion. Kind of reminds me of the old Sim City I used to occasionally play back in the 90's....

Caitlin M (104)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 10:56 am
I hope this can happen more often in all cities...if it works. I can imagine that the weight of the growing trees might be a problem over time. Dirt is heavy and there's a lot needed to sustain this many trees. It would be lovely if it can survive, though. I've always wanted to live in a tree house... what fun! Thanks Dandelion!
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