January 11, 2013

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Photograph by Jonathan Garcia, Your Shot

A grove of 18 "supertrees"—vertical gardens up to 164 feet tall that capture rainwater and filter exhaust—are capped with solar panels that provide energy to light up the trees at night. The grove is part of Gardens by the Bay, an 11-million-square-foot complex that fights Singapore's heat island effect with botanical bliss.

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