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Plantagon Greenhouse – urban crops in a gigantic glass sphere

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Zany Vision or Critical Solution?
Urban Greenhouses Aim to Help Cities Combat Climate Change

By Jess Smee
Spiegel Online
Dec 4, 2009

With its massive glass dome, the Plantagon Greenhouse wouldn’t look out of place in a sci-fi movie. And if all goes smoothly, one may soon crop up in a city near you. In these days of global warming, its creators argue, it’s not a question of if it will become reality but, rather, when.

Nestled among the skyscrapers is a gigantic glass sphere housing a mysterious spiral pathway. At first glance, the structure may look like an alien spaceship or a modernist architectural fantasy. But, in fact, it is an unusual response to climate change and the challenges of urbanization.

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