Sky Forest Living in Italy

October 31, 2011

Discovery:

The towers, according to the website of the designer Stefano Boeri are “a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory.” Each 27-story tower will house 900 trees including oaks and amelanchier as well as a wide range of shrubs and floral plants.

Were this forest to be on land it would cover a little over six square miles. The towers will use the latest in green technologies including water reclamation, wind and solar.

Beroni’s website says, “The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, [while] producing oxygen and protecting from radiation and acoustic pollution; [thus] improving the quality of living spaces and saving energy.

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9 Responses to “Sky Forest Living in Italy”

  1. sinchiroca Says:

    This really is a neat idea, but the devil in me comes up with all sorts of great questions:

    1. What happens when the sequoia tree gets to be 300 feet high?
    2. What happens when the sequoia tree falls down?
    3. How will they get enough dirt to support the sequoia tree?

    OK, OK, so they really mean little trees that are nothing more than glorified bushes. Perhaps fruit trees. There are still devilish questions, such as:

    1. What happens when the kids are playing with their tire swing on the tree and fall?
    2. What happens when there’s a forest fire?
    3. What happens when the bush on the 23rd floor grows so tall as to block the view from an apartment on the 24th floor?
    4. Does Mr. Scarlatti on the 24th floor have the right to pick the fruit from Mr. Panini’s apple tree on the 23rd floor?
    5. What about all those poor people on the north side of the building who can’t have any trees of their own?
    6. After 30 years, will all the extra weight from the sequestered carbon cause the building to fall southward?
    7. What if Mr. Panini’s apple tree on the 23rd floor shades the sun for Mr. Scarlatti’s solar cells on the 24th floor?
    8. What happens when Mr. Scarlatti on the 24th floor uses a leaf-blower to blow away the leaves on his floor, and they fall onto Mr. Panini’s apartment on the 23rd floor? Will they need to have a coordinated leaf-blowing operation (e.g. “28th floor blows its leaves on Thursday, then 27th floor on Friday…”) And does this mean that the poor schmucks on the 2nd floor get buried in leaves from above?

    Boy, if I were an Italian lawyer, I’d blanket that place with advertisements once people start moving in. ;-)

  2. BlueRock Says:

    Really? Linking to the Daily Mail? That never-ending source of lies and misinformation – particularly on clean energy.

    Disappointed….


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