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The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the spiraling tower is a 240 meter-high structure covered by air-cleaning algae. The designers envision that a network of these prickly scrapers could be strategically placed in the most polluted areas of a city to have its air cleaned in just a couple of weeks.

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  1. spasmody July 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

    a world where you can be both nomadic and sedentary. Revolutionary

  2. The Space-Scraper Eco T... July 2, 2010 at 10:56 am

    […] deserves an eco-skyscraper just as much as any other city and they couldn’t ask for much more than this spiraling eco […]

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