The First Vertical Forest in Asia Will Have over 3,000 Plants to Help Combat Pollution

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The city of Nanjing, China, has recently announced that it will soon be home to the first ever vertical forest in Asia as part of an effort to help combat pollution.

Standing at an impressive 656ft and 354ft the two buildings are being called the Nanjing Towers and are due to be completed in 2018, at which point they'll be the Asia's first ever vertical forests, home to more than 1,000 trees and 2,500 shrubs - all of which will be from local species. All of this means that the buildings will be able to take some of the cities C02 and convert it into 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day. 

Inside the tallest building you'll find offices, a museum, a school for green architecture and a rooftop club whilst the smaller building will house a rooftop pool and a 247-room Hyatt hotel. The building was designed by Stefano Boeri who's no stranger to designing vertical forests with plans for more in Lausanne, Switzerland and similar projects that have already been completed in Milan. For more info head over to Facebook.

Asia will soon be home to its first ever vertical forests in the city of Nanjing, China

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The two towers will be covered in more than 1,000 trees and 2,500 local species of shrubs and be capable of producing 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day

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The two building are set for completion in 2018 and were designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri

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Boeri has already completed similar projects in Milan and plans on doing more in Switzerland

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