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CO2ngress Towers: Reducing air pollution in Chicago + increasing public awareness

CO2ngress Towers:  Reducing air pollution in Chicago + increasing public awareness | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

““Every day, 77,000 carbon-emitting vehicles fly past the Congress Parkway interchange, polluting the air. This project creates a gateway over the corridor that filters air and fuels a new breed of car for its residents.”


In attempt to cut down on Chicago’s CO2 emissions produced from cars in the Eisenhower Expressway, Danny Mui & Benjamin Sahagun propose the splitting of the Congress Gateway Towers, using a system of carbon scrubbers and filtration devices that clean carbon dioxide and other air pollutants. Aimed to increase public awareness and improve of Chicago’s public health, the CO2ngress Gateway Towers absorb the CO2 emissions from passing cars and is then fed to algae grown in the building. The algae then helps with the processing of biofuels which will supply the building residents’ eco-friendly cars.


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Samantha Hedrick's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:31 PM

I thought that this article was really cool that Chicago was going to build these towers as the gateway to this city. At the same time, I thought it was cool that it acts as a CO2 remover. It sucks up the carbon dioxide from the vehicles of the city and gets rid of it. I think it would be great if other cities could do this also to reduce the pollution.

Kenzie Nossaman's comment, October 4, 2013 9:19 AM
After reading this article I thought it was really cool that Chicago is trying to make a difference. I didn't know that a simple building could make should a huge difference. This article is very interesting!
abbby grace oberg's curator insight, August 26, 9:41 AM

This is important for people to know just encase they go to the same place as it is happening.

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Skygrove: A Modern Skyscraper is a Testament to Adaptation

Skygrove: A Modern Skyscraper is a Testament to Adaptation | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

As with any civilisation, built environments must be able to adapt. They must adapt to changing cultures, changing landscapes, and now a changing climate – both literally and socially. The construction industry no longer develops with blinkers on, placing industrial gain above the effects a building has on the environment and the economy. A spate of natural disasters around the world has further prompted proactive industry movements which have seen resilience architecture become as much of a priority under a holistically sustainable model.


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