Putting A Forest In The Middle Of An Old City Is Easier Than You Think

Milan has terrible air quality. Some of the worst in all of Italy. So architect and developer Stefano Boeli dreamed up away to combat that issue in a practical manner: He’s turning two residential towers into vertical forests.

Dubbed Bosco Verticale, The Creators Project says the structures will provide a home to more than 900 plants and trees which would normally occupy 930sqm of ground in a natural setting. The plants will absorb dust and carbon dioxide, provide oxygen, and shield buildings from noise and heat.

And this is hardly a concept. Construction of the towers are well underway right now. [Stefano Boeri via The Creators Project]