Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy, between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri near Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station. They have a height of 119 meters and 87 meters and will host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and 350 trees in the first and second towers) on 8,900 square metres (96,000 sq ft) of terraces. The structure was completed in the first quarter 2012 and the project is currently proceeding with the construction of facades and facilities.
Bosco Verticale is an ambitious eco project in Milan, designed by architect Stefano Boeri, which tries to blend two discrepant mediums, urban and nature, into one harmonic whole. The project is comprised of two towers with giant cantilevered staggered balconies that permit fairly big trees to be accommodate, since there is a minimum of two storeys over [...]