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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.

Via Lauren Moss
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, 2014 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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Sur les rails, la verdure

Sur les rails, la verdure | Urbanisme | Scoop.it

De plus en plus de villes reconvertissent d’anciennes voies ferrées en parcs linéaires. De New York à Paris en passant par Lausanne, coup d’oeil sur ces corridors verts qui séduisent tant les riverains que les touristes.

Préservation du patrimoine industriel, revitalisation de quartiers, amélioration de la qualité de vie des citadins et création de sites récréatifs de premier plan: tout milite en faveur de la reconversion de viaducs ferroviaires en parcs aériens.

Via association concert urbain
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