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Green Architecture Takes Big Leap With Milan’s “Vertical Forest”


The world’s first vertical forest (trademark?) is rising in Milan. The Bosco Verticale, the project’s official title, will be completed later this year, marking a significant step in development of green architecture. The plan consists of two apartment towers festooned with a series of concrete decks, staggered and offset from each other to give the structures their Jenga-like appearance.

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  • Ellen Dunham-Jones

    It is good - but it's hardly the first. Ken Yeang's been building similar high-rises with lots of vegetation in the tropics for over a decade.