Can anybody tell me more about vertical glass indoor gardens?

I saw one in South America situated in a house. It was a vertical rectangle constructed of glass, 10 metres high, at least 3 metres wide, starting on the ground floor and constructed so it opened onto the roof, thus allowing rainwater to come down.

There was bamboo and other tropical plants within, with sliding doors allowing access from within the house.

I have heard that these were popular in the 1960’s or 1970s but have no other information regarding this.

Can anybody please shed some more light on this please.