Skyscraper Cleaning Ocean of Plastic Invented in Korea

05.05.2014

Floating skyscraper developed by Korean designer Sung Jin Cho won the annual world skyscrapers championship. This is not only a place for living and business, but also a way to clean the oceans of plastic debris, the designer says. "Seawer" skyscraper has a hollow inside with an inlet of 550 meters in diameter, drifting to a 300 meters depth. It is planned to be installed in the center of the Eastern Garbage Patch in Pacific Ocean.

Floating skyscraper developed by Korean designer Sung Jin Cho

The skyscraper construction resembling the structure of whalebone will filter out small particles of plastic that get into a giant whirlpool from all corners of the Earth. The water will be released back into the ocean, and the plastic will be recycled at the factory located on the skyscraper roof. In addition, the skyscraper can get electricity from sea water and solar radiation, as well as fully provide residents with fresh water.