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These Pollution-Cleaning Towers In China Will Be The Tallest in the world

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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 08:26 AM
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Set on an island within a lake, the towers will help suck pollution out of both the air and water. The larger tower pulls water up from the lake, cleans it, and then puts it back. “The water goes up through a series of filters,” explains Laurie Chetwood, chairman of U.K.-based Chetwoods, the architects on the project. “We don’t use power to pull the water up, we’re using passive energy. As it goes through the filters and back, we’re also putting air back into the lake to make it healthier.”

These Pollution-Cleaning Towers In China Will Be The Tallest in the world

Well Holleeeeeeeeeeeeee shhhhhhhhh



I never thought the day would come when we would start doing something to actually fix the problems we have on earth. I am impressed.

Lets hope this is completed and is replicated world wide.

I hope the Chinese understand the importance of a sustainable future better than we have been in the past.

Here is hoping logic reason and common sense are back in control.




"The most amazing thing for me is that in the U.K. we strive as designers to get things built, and there’s a lot of red tape, but the Chinese seem to have a different view of things," says Chetwood. "I think they’re incredibly optimistic." "If you have an idea and you think, 'Oh, is this going to be too exciting, they’ll actually want it more exciting," he adds. "It’s more ambitious. They’re quite keen to push the boundaries. For a designer, that’s fantastic. It’s a thrill."


that's just brilliant in my opinion.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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Nice display of HUMAN technological advancement
take care of EA*RTH, EA*RTH takes care of you



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
Nice display of HUMAN technological advancement
take care of EA*RTH, EA*RTH takes care of you


Its such a simple and obvious idea and yet overlooked by so many. Glad to see the Chinese take the lead if this is what they are going to produce. I'll trade every Mac Donalds in the world for one of those in my city any day of the week.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: TiM3LoRd

Sounds great but should start it in Hong Kong I'd say as Hong Kong is very polluted City!

Hopefully can get something similar in London and other major Cities in the World.

It's a shame these weren't thought about and built before all the Industries built up their pollution.

Maybe put something smaller at the Airports too.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: TiM3LoRd

1 agrees it does appear simple and effective. It would be nice to see these in some of the toxic regions of EA*RTH. Place a couple near Fukushima and in the Gulf of Mexico if possible as well as in other toxic liquid ponds near energy plants. They also don't look bad on the eyes definitely a good job on CHINAS behalf

Hope they are affordable in the nations polluted that are too poor to build them alone...



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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so.. this is what the new tree's are going to look like?



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
a reply to: TiM3LoRd

1 agrees it does appear simple and effective. It would be nice to see these in some of the toxic regions of EA*RTH. Place a couple near Fukushima and in the Gulf of Mexico if possible as well as in other toxic liquid ponds near energy plants. They also don't look bad on the eyes definitely a good job on CHINAS behalf

Hope they are affordable in the nations polluted that are too poor to build them alone...


The only problem about building something like this near a nuclear meltdown site would be the risk to the workers building it. Might be problematic but not impossible. good idea.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: TiM3LoRd

Yes I agree its sea floor or ground based foundations/support and structure would have to be prefabricated in a way to allow it to be quickly built in that type of scenario. So a boat would drop the pre-fab found. Then the sea cranes would construct them as quick and efficient as possible and evacuate before radiation exposure. I had thought of something like placing transparent balloon like devices over toxic regions to filter and absorb dirty air directly but they may make eyesore, these however seem like they will do the job.
Its all about the future and what "we" now can do to make it safer - better for the upcoming EA*RTH youth...



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Ophiuchus 13

Oh yeah its doable and hopefully once these get started in one city people will see the benefits and prompt the councils of their municipalities to push for more. Fingers crossed.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:02 AM
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Do we actually have the resources to build enough of these to make much bloody difference?
I doubt it.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: TiM3LoRd

This is a great idea, but I hope they plant more trees as well.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: stirling
Do we actually have the resources to build enough of these to make much bloody difference?
I doubt it.


it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I would rather us try at the very least to make a change instead of throwing our collective hands in the air and saying its too late. If we do that it wont be a matter of maybe its too late but foregone conclusion that it is too late.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: Kratos40
a reply to: TiM3LoRd

This is a great idea, but I hope they plant more trees as well.


The smaller tower will consist of plenty of trees as well as vertical gardens. It is a very interesting article.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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Because of its rapid industrialization over the past few decades, China is one of the most polluted countries. It's encouraging to see that they are thinking about ways to reduce pollution.

The structures look awesome, I hope they have observation decks.

They give another meaning to the "Tree of Life".



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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kinda like the Mark VI Air Scrubber Crown from Simcity.

kinda sad that nobody thought of these kind of towers a long time ago.

this is a very cool idea hope more countries follow up with this.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:22 PM
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It's a centralized pollution cleaning machine if u ask me. Integrating all the good stuff, fabric bag houses and electrostatic precipitators - all in one!

We hope all goes well. Great intentions, great hopes.

edit to add: Settling tanks, bio degrading break down ponds, yadayadayada. I just hope we keep on doing it. Maybe the positives will offset the negatives. Some may say it's gonna be just like introducing invasive species; but hey, at least we're trying.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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This is directly out of Jacques Fresco thinking ladies and gents. An amazing proposal. I guess it took the Chinese to see that their workers were getting ill from their environment in which they lived, worked and traveled; which in turn led to possibly lower yields from said workers?

Regardless of motivations this could obviously work but at great costs. Who would maintain it? How much would that maintenance be? Imagine pruning trees, maintaining "insect hotels", up-keeping solar technologies, etc. Imagine the work force and variety of experts you would need. In essence we are treating the symptom and not the cause. The cause lies in a question. I ask you and every other rational, logical, wise and mature mind out there....do we really all need a toothbrush which rotates and cleans our teeth for us? Do we all need to use disposable nappies? Do we all need to have a new car every five years?

When you answer that question with a wise answer, we all will open our eyes to a new future.
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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Really surprised we haven't started growing food in structures like these. . . . In fact I'm not surprised, knowing how #ed up our world is, if anything Id'a thought a prison would have more chance of been made like this rather than something that actually helps our world.

On another note, if they I ever, somehow ended up there - I wouldn't be going to the "Insect hotel"
Damn thing is what nightmares are made of
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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 04:06 PM
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Wouldn't it become self contained and actually grow?



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 05:12 PM
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Actually... China is the place that is so heavily polluted some days, that they need to create a change, or die trying.

Never seen the pics, with a brown haze everywhere ?



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