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Source: Penda

Stunning 'Tree Tower' Brings Nature To Urban Toronto High-Rise

By Nicole Caldwell

I’ve always said that if I was to ever become mayor of a city, I would pass an ordinance that every building must have rooftop trees. Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my sentiment: multiple building and neighborhood designs have made the news lately for their inclusion of living forests, hanging plants, and balcony trees.

The latest of these efforts is the “Toronto Tree Tower,” a proposed 18-story, mixed-use high-rise with staggered balconies loosely resembling tree branches that hold trees and other vegetation while offering residents breathtaking views of the city.