Vertical City in Mexico City Designed to Help Reduce Smog

 - Jun 24, 2009   Updated: Jun 7 2011
References: hernandezdelagarza & tuvie
The Vertical City project in Mexico City is a skyscraper park which was designed to help reduce thickening smog and deal with overpopulation issues.

Designer Jorge Hernandez De La Garza created the building with stacked solar-powered panels with gardens inside.

The Vertical City will also be able to function for private and public use as well as solar and water collection and urban farming.

Implications - As the pressure on urban areas to adopt environmentally-friendly lifestyles increases, architects are looking for new ways to build. Structures that incorporate 'green' elements into their design educate the public while also cleaning the surrounding environment. Industries can incorporate green building strategies into their projects to appeal to consumers, while also strengthening their public image.