Given the lack of green space in the city, Milan’s environment does not promote biodiversity. The new plantings will provide an urban eco-system able to support the presence of birds and insects. Bosco Verticale has the potential to balance out the city’s environmental damage and to create a self-sufficient ecosystem.
Even more impressive is the fact that the construction of the towers cost just five percent more than an average skyscraper, and the project’s vertical design provides space that is equal to an area of sprawl measuring 538,200 square feet. The structure is sure to set a precedent not only for new developments Milan, but also for similar cities who have witnessed the same level of urbanization. The innovative concept provides a viable model for reforestation within the confines of a developed city.
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