Speculation on the future of the BT Tower

BT Tower

 

Synth[e]tech[e]cology

Royal College of Art graduate Chang-Yeob Lee has developed a concept to transform the BT Tower in London into a pollution-harvesting high rise tower. The project predicts the eventual redundancy of the 189-metre tower – currently used for telecommunications – and suggests repurposing it as an eco-skyscraper that collects airborne dirt particles and helps to reduce the level of respiratory illness in London

While his project is focused on  a new infrastructure gathering resources from pollutants in the city atmosphere, the valuable commodity in my vision of the future city is the harvesting and analysis of data essentially re-imagining the now redundant telecommunications tower as a harvesting device. More details and ideas on this to follow!
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