29 Dec '11, 6pm

Designers Want to Build a Vertical Garden on the Eiffel Tower

Designers Want to Build a Vertical Garden on the Eiffel Tower

Ginger Groupe has the right idea for this “green tower” proposal: although it may not be the most efficient answer to the air pollution problems it would send a pretty big message out there. With the 7 million people that pass through to view the “Iron lady” every year, it could make a significant symbolic impact. This proposal certainly has been a controversial one, even for green enthusiasts. The idea has great intentions but personally, I think there are other ways that 100 million dollars could offset carbon emissions. Sprucing up nearby parks, solar panels, renewable energy, green roofs and walls are just to name a few. Many people are arguing that the Eiffel tower would be completely stripped of its beauty and that the shrubbery would only hide the exquisite architecture that has been a major monument in the city and in history for over a century. Ginger made this st...

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/2011/12/build-a-vertical-gar...

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