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Vertical Forests to Fight Pollution

Have you ever heard of vertical forests? They’re rare, but can be found in Milan, Italy, Lausanne, Switzerland and now, Nanjing, China!


This new project is being named Nanjing Green Towers. There will be two structures covered in over 1,100 trees and 2,500 cascading plants. The greenery will cover a 6,000-square-meter area and is expected to absorb a lot of carbon dioxide a year and produce oxygen. The hope is to reduce pollution in Nanjing.


But the structures are functional too! The taller tower will include a museum, a “green architecture school”, a private rooftop club, and offices on the 8th through 35th floors.


The shorter tower will serve as a 247-room Hyatt Hotel with a rooftop swimming pool.

This new vertical forest will be completed in 2018. Do you think this is something the U.S. should incorporate?


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