vendredi 2 décembre 2011

Une tour Eiffel végétale? Or not?

According to the free metro paper, 20 minutes, the engineering group, Ginger announced this week their project to cover the whole of the Eiffel Tower in plants.  Apparently from June 2012, 600 000 plants will cover the famous landmark and this 'installation' will last 4 years.

The plants will be suspended in pockets suspended from the metal structure.  A tubular watering system will ensure that the plants get enough moisture.  According to an ecological report, if this happens, the Tower's carbon emissions will be at zero because the Tower will absorb more CO2 than it produces.  The provisional budget for this project is projected at 72 millions of Euros.

The group who run the Eiffel Tower denied knowledge of the project.

According to Ginger's website, however, they are working on a plan to refurbish the first floor of the Eiffel Tower with, amongst other things, a glass floor replacing part of the famous structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.

http://www.gingergroupe.com/blog/la-presse-en-parle/ginger-renovation-du-1er-etage-de-la-tour-eiffel/

I felt slightly sad that the living wall structure wasn't going ahead, after all if they can cover the structure in lights, why not plants?  à suivre.....

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