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Bosco Verticale, Milan

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Bosco Verticale 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 111m and 76m and will host more than 900 trees on 8900sqm of terraces. Within the complex is also an 11-story office building; its facade does not host plants.The towers were designed by Boeri Studio . It also involved input from horticulturalists and botanists.The building was inaugurated in October 2014.ConceptThe project was designed as part of the rehabilitation of the historic district of Milan between Via De Castillia and Confalonieri. It consists of two residential towers of which the largest is 26 floors and 110 meters high (called Torre E) and the smaller tower is 18 floors and 76 meters high (called Torre D). It contains 400 condominium units priced from 3,000–12,000 Euro per square metreIt is called Bosco Verticale because each tower houses trees between three and six meters which help mitigate smog and produce oxygen. It is also used to moderate temperatures in the building in the winter and summer. The plants also attenuate noise. The design was tested in a wind tunnel to ensure the trees would not topple from gusts of wind. Botanists and horticulturalists were consulted by the engineering team to ensure that the structure could bear the load imposed by the plants. The steel-reinforced concrete balconies are designed to be 28 cm thick, with 1.30 metre parapets.
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  • Every time I see it I think of how great it is and make the beautiful scenic area where it is located. Then I think about the fact that this is not art but buildings. And finally, I think if I won the lottery I would buy an apartment ...
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  • Modern architecture, covered building full of greenery. Not easy access when we went there because a lot of work in this area.
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  • In any event, the Bosco vertical buildings are not ultra impressive. I expect that they are highest. However, they remain interesting to see and photograph. I enjoyed my round on the spot because it allowed me to discover the new district to which they belong. It looks very futuristic.
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  • Because of my proud Italian heritage I'm automatically drawn to Italy. I love Italy and I do have my favorite places. I visited Italy years ago with my family who flew out to visit with my wife and I while stationed in Europe. We met Aunts, Uncles, and cousins for the first time and we all had a wonderful time. It was as if we've known each other for years. It was the only time in my life that I didn't want to leave, just stay forever. I want so much to return someday. Bosco thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photo collection they were beautiful, Grazie.
  • Generally just a tall building with many trees on each balcony. However, since this is something you don't see that often I got to admit that it's worth seeing. Definitely five stars for the architectural idea. My only question was: who in the world waters this forest!
  • Basically, is just an average tall building with staggered balconies and small trees and plants are over there. Can't realize why people admire it!
  • It's really like pinterest picture !! Milan ❤️
  • Really nice scenery. I like the 360 panoramic view.

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