PURE

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PURE is a floating bridge complex that connects Staten Island to Manhattan by elevated train and actively filters plastic waste and garbage out of the New York Harbor water. Additionally, it serves as a power source for the greater New York City area, generating electricity through the kinetic energy of the moving train system and through converting the clean water into steam. It is punctuated with a marine science center on either side of the bridge, providing a chance for families of New Yorkers and tourists alike to learn about environmental conservation and contribute positively to their communities in a fun and informed way. Last year, it was reported that on any given day in 2019, there was a 50% chance that sewage and trash from the city made it unsafe to touch water along any shoreline around New York City. PURE seeks to solve this pressing environmental crisis to create a brighter, cleaner world for the city.