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Hong Kong Designers Propose a Purple, Smog-Eating Skyscraper

Monday, August 23, 2010

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Two Hong Kong designers have proposed the building of a skyscraper that neutralizes smog with metal panels covered by a photocatalytically-active nano-coating based on titanium dioxide .

Also incorporated into the design are photovoltaic panels that would capture enough sunlight to produce a purple glow at night, symbolic of the cleansing that the building is actively conducting by converting smog to harmless by-products.

The designers say their super-green concept building has elicited interest from developers in supporting research to advance the project.

The project was described at http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/2010/08/a_purple_smog-e.html?s_campaign=8315.

   

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