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Vertical gardens around porches facing south & west of a model showing 6 floors of a projected
28-story building originally proposed for the Coal Harbour site in Vancouver. The large secluded
porches provide a sense of intimate foreground an amenity which is yet missing in traditional
highrise buildings
. Planter boxes provide the basis for plants shading the living areas from sun
and noise.   The vertical gardens would also cool the surrounding streets and they would make
air-conditioning unnecessary in a temperate climate.                                            Model photo 1995