Milan apartment tower goes green. Way green.

Vertical Forest Milan WEBA two-tower apartment complex in Milan is charting the way to a greener future for cities.  Each apartment is outfitted with a sturdy outside balcony which will host trees and shrubs.  The first trees are already being lifted into place, and once complete, “residents will retire to their apartments after a long day in the grit and grime and drift off to the sound of wind in the leaves—and muffled car horns.”  Nice!!

(Image: Stefano Boeri Architetti and  Marco Garofalo; more pics here)

About Jim

Night sky watcher; a mobile bit of earth's body. One foot lingering in Lower Cañoncito's piñon-juniper foothills at the southern tip of the Rockies, the edge of the Great Plains stretching away from the mouth of our little valley a couple miles downstream. The other foot re-rooting into the Land of the White Pines, home of my blood and bones, amidst the coastal plain and glacial hills and ponds of southern Maine, between the North Atlantic and the bones of the ancient Appalachian Mountains.

Posted on 2013/11/04, in Face the Future. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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