5-km-high Skyscraper

Skyscraper built from 3D-printed materials, could extend more than 5 km high.

Arconic science company, is planning a three-mile-high skyscraper built from 3D-prined materials.

Above, Arconic’s three-mile-high skyscraper coated in EcoClean.  Image credit: Arconic

Sherri McCleary, Arconic’s chief materials scientists, says that “one of the most exciting and immediate projects is EcoClean.” It’s a special coating that helps buildings self-clean and purify the surrounding air.

“The functional coating provides aesthetics, it provides maintenance benefits, and it also provides a benefit to the surrounding environment by reducing the content of pollutants around it.

We’re looking at optimising the materials that can be 3D-printed to give more and more options to designers and architects.”

5-km-high Skyscraper

Arconic’s Bloomframe design for windows of the future.  Image credit: Arconic

via sciencealert