5 photos of Singapore's amazing forest of 'supertrees'6/30/2012
Beginning today, residents of Singapore will see the light(s). The city-state officially unveiled 18 "supertrees" as the centerpieces of a new environmentally-conscious park. The spectacular "vertical gardens" took five years to construct, with the intent of "generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater." The trees (which will be lit at night) are between 80 and 160 feet tall, and each consists of "reinforcement concrete core, trunk, planting panels of the living skin, and canopy." The trees are part of the 250-acre "Gardens by the Bay" project, which the city hopes will create a "sustainable garden."
Would you want one of these in your city?