“The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) was designed by Stefan Boeri Architects as part of their BioMilano vision to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. The Bosco Verticale building has a green façade planted with dense forest systems to provide a building microclimate and to filter out polluting dust particles. The living bio-canopy also absorbs CO2, oxygenates the air, moderates extreme temperatures and lowers noise pollution, providing aesthetic beauty and lowering living costs.”
High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky offers a intriguing look into the development and design of the iconic, beautiful park by the project’s co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond. The book, perfectly designed by Pentagram, holds the story of how the High Line came to be, from the original elevated railway on Manhattan’s west side until it’s reclamation and urban renewal as an elevated park. With over 250 pages of photographs, High Line, is certainly attention worthy. But, perhaps, the book’s most wonderful attribute is the artistic and design sensitive ideals that David and Hammond held so dearly in the production of the park.