Milan will counter climate change with help from 3 million new trees

Milan will counter climate change with help from 3 million new trees

Matt Hickman

Projects like Bosco Verticale, a plant-wrapped luxury apartment building, are helping to being more green to a famously gray Italian city. (Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

The most attention-grabbing 21st-century addition to Milan’s skyline is arguably Bosco Verticale.

This is quite the accomplishment, as it takes a lot for heads to swivel in Italy’s second-largest city. A hotbed of high fashion and cutting-edge design, this alta moda town is obsessed with presentation — verve, style, something that takes risks to stand out above the rest. Bosco Verticale, which was completed in 2014 after enduring five years of skepticism, fits the bill…