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Underwater Skyscrapers to Clean the Ocean

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

under water skyscraperIf there is anything that iritates island dwellers  more than privacy intrusions its water pollution! Fortunately new technology is being developed to help clean up the oceans and make the water safer for both islanders and mainlanders!

Serbian designers have recently proposed a series of giant underwater skyscrapers that would be tasked with cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that would collect and recycle the waste into a source of energy.

The underwater sky scraper was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and flipped upside down in the water. The lower portion of the tower collects and stores plastic waste until it can be recycled in the middle section of the tower. Above the skyscrapers are office space and then residential units that sticks out above the water creating floating man made islands.

Ballasts take in or release water to control the buoyancy of the tower depending on how much waste has been collected. Meanwhile the recycled trash is processed to create fuel for use to run the facility or elsewhere. The waste will be heated in the recycling chamber and converted into a gas that will be stored in massive battery like structures.
Read more: Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch Lady Landfill Skyscraper – Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

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