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China Plans "Vertical Forests" to Fight Pollution

China Plans "Vertical Forests" to Fight PollutionChina Plans "Vertical Forests" to Fight Pollution

The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylized with around 1,100 trees and a combination of over 2,500 shrubs and plants. But it's not all about how it looks: The Nanjing Towers will absorb enough carbon dioxide to make around 60 kilograms of oxygen every day, an official press release claimed, according to China's Vertical Forest, designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, is scheduled to be completed sometime next year. It will be the third city to get a Vertical Forest, following ones built in Milan, Italy, and Lausanne, Switzerland. The towers will stand at 107 and 199 meters tall, respectively. The shorter tower will house a Hyatt hotel, while the taller one will be home to a museum, offices and an architecture school.


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