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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:19 pm    Post subject: SUPERTREES Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen this before. It's an impressive concept, but I have to ask why? In an age of climate change. Not sure the benefits of construction would outweigh the environmental costs.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The metal trees are covered in plants. Does it not bring people in to view nature and the skywalks give a unique and unusual view?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose, if it's a way of greening a city, then it has to be good. I'm just suspicious of technological 'fixes' to natural problems - the law of unintended consequences so often applies.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tourism too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clever, but not as good as the real thing - but then I would say that! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But there are 163.000 plants attached to the 18 supertrees making it a living breathing thing.
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