Monday 20 April 2020

Residential tower to feature ‘tallest living wall in North America’

Residential tower to feature ‘tallest living wall in North America’

A Texan property company has announced plans to develop the tallest living wall in North America within a 26-story, 270 residential tower development located in Dallas.

Rastegar Property company says the plant-covered wall could improve local air quality, with more than 40,000 plants estimated to capture over 725kg of carbon dioxide and produce 544kg  of oxygen annually.

The 1899 McKinney tower will host 270 apartments with the first plans showing a contoured glass tower with heavily landscaped balconies and an underground garage.

Ari Rastegar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rastegar Property Company, said: “Our shared vision and objective behind this project will bring something new to the Dallas real estate scene that will positively impact the community, increase walkability and bring more green space to the corridor.”

Zach Smith, CEO of Zauben, a Chicago-based living wall company, said: "We thought about how living walls can positively influence the city of Dallas. We wanted to help champion the sustainability goals of the city and create an example that other forward-thinking cities can follow.

"It offers a fresh perspective on how developers can grapple with some of the most urgent environmental issues, including air quality and carbon emissions."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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