Milan has terrible air quality. Some of the worst in all of Italy. So architect and developer Stefano Boeli dreamed up away to combat that issue in a practical manner: He's turning two residential towers into vertical forests.

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Dubbed Bosco Verticale, The Creators Project says the structures will provide a home to more than 900 plants and trees which would normally occupy 10,000 square feet of ground in a natural setting. The plants will absorb dust and carbon dioxide, provide oxygen, and shield buildings from noise and heat.

And this is hardly a concept. Construction of the towers are well underway right now. [Stefano Boeri via The Creators Project]