Dutch Designer Turns Smog Into Diamonds With Smog-Sucking Tower

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When Marilyn Monroe cooed, ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,’ she could never possibly have imagined that decades later these precious stones would be cultivated from polluted air.

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has essentially invented the world’s largest vacuum cleaner with smog-sucking towers that will not only clean heavily polluted cities, but in turn create a thing of beauty.

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Roosegaarde set his sights on China, pitching them a 21-foot building which recycles the smog into air that’s clean enough to breathe, so you will be able to enjoy your pollution-free picnic in public spaces such as parks and playgrounds. The carbon emissions are then put under pressure for about a half hour and wallah, diamonds! This smog-free jewelry can then be sold to fund more towers, turning a once hazardous thing into a future smog-free wedding ring.

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His dream was born two years ago when looking out a 32nd-floor hotel window in Beijing. He became saddened by the city disappearing in a vale of smog. Roosegaarde presented his ideas to the World Economic Forum explaining, “On Saturday, I could see the world around me, the cars, the trees, the people. But on Wednesday it was completely covered in smog, with pollution, and that image made me a little bit sad.”

WEF got so excited by the idea they added it to their Facebook page, which illustrates in extreme layman’s terms how it’s done.

Roosegaarde hopes his creation will catch on in other cities. His first tower project is off and running with a start date of September 2016, with the support of the Beijing government. Set to rise by 2018, it will run on green wind energy using no more electricity than a waterboiler (1400 watts).  In the meantime, get your orders in now for smog-free jewelry, also available in smog-free cubes and smog-free cufflinks upon request at www.studioroosegaarde.net.

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