With its facade covered in the spray-on solution Pureti, SoHo’s new 570 Broome Street breaks down contaminants in Manhattan air. It utilizes a photocatalytic process that “transforms polluting particles into oxidizing agents,” according to Quartz. This treatment offers the purifying power of 500 trees; the equivalent of taking 2,000 cars off the road for a year. The building’s design benefits do not stop there. Components like the Neolith sintered stone slabs also lend to clean design. Hopefully this can be a model for future cities.
NYC’s 570 Broome Building Purifies Outside Air