Want to make a skyscraper look trendy and sustainable? Put a tree on it. Or better yet, dozens. Many high-concept skyscraper proposals are festooned with trees. On the rooftop, on terraces, in nooks and crannies, on absurdly large balconies. Basically anywhere horizontal and high off the ground. — slate.com
The city has given the thumbs up to a design by Dutch architect Eelco Hooftman for a mountain in the park to be used by Alpine climbing enthusiasts. At 60 meters (around 197 feet), it may not be a Matterhorn, but it still has the potential to beat any of the capital city's existing puny climbing walls. — SPIEGEL
Remember the giant synthetic mountain, known as the Berg, that made the rounds a few years back? That one. It's not happening. Until then, Germany will just have to make do with a tiny, insignificant version on the 60-acre Tempelhof Airport site.
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