Look Twice

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Contents -

Seven thou­sand square me­tres of for­est right in the mid­dle of a large city – where might you find some­thing like that? In Mi­lan, for starters. De­signed by ar­chi­tect Ste­fano Bo­eri, the pair of res­i­den­tial tow­ers named Bosco Ver­ti­cale ( ver­ti­cal for­est) jut 76m and 110m into the Ital­ian me­trop­o­lis’ sky­line. The steel re­in­forced con­crete bal­conies that ex­tend along the fa­cades of both build­ings are home to roughly 900 trees, some of which could grow to 9m in height, as well as 20,000 smaller plants.

PHO­TOS: DAVID SOULSBY/ALAMY

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