This 3D printed skyscraper will reach 5 km into the sky
Arconic, a science company have started plans to build this 5 km (3 miles) high skyscraper made out of 3D printed materials.
Does this sound like science fiction? Well, it might be right now, but the skyscraper isn’t planned to be built until 2060. The company is therefor relying on both existing technology and materials, and the development and research of new ones before building will start.
The building will be coated in a solution that will make sure that the building both self rinses and stays clean, as well as purifying the air around it.
Arconic is also the company behind this awesome design of balconies for the future. The windows are called bloomframe and are essentially a motor driven window that transforms itself into a balcony.
Arconic have been showcasing this technology for quite some time now, and have stated that it will hit the market soon.
Tribute to the jetsons
Do you remember the old child cartoon “The jetsons”? This building is actually the result of a campaign they tributed to this series. You can see it here.
Sherri McCleary, one of the employees at Arconic, says that one of their most exciting and most immediate projects of EcoClean is the development of a special coating for buildings that helps them self-clean and purify the surrounding air.