The best part of April Fools is that everyone channels more of their imagination into ideas that seem ludicrous yet plausible. This is also the worst part of April Fools, and the building we have here is a perfect example. The kids at the design blog Inhabitat thought it would be hilarious to trick everyone into believing that London’s Gherkin Tower is testing vegetated façade panels. They were sure to fill the post with detail about the potential benefits; insulation, energy generation, and the air cleaning effects. Of course my question though, is why anyone wouldn’t attempt something like this? A grass-covered skyscraper isn’t nearly as humorous as a grass-covered skyscraper is an idea worth exploring.
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