If you spend a lot of time walking around the city -- and look up at buildings instead of watching where you’re walking -- you’ll notice floor after floor with empty balconies. Granted, those postage stamp bits of outdoor space are a little dizzying, but people do pay a premium for them. Wouldn’t you think they would be filled with furniture and plants and actually used by their owners? If not planted by the owners, what about the developers or the landlords? They could give some competition to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon by nailing a few boxes to the railings and filling them with plants. Think how beautiful streets would be if buildings had vines cascading down their facades.
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