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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010 12:15:42 pm    Post subject: 55-story high infinity pool Reply with quote

wow, so i just came across this article and couldn't help but share. seriously, this is some crazy arse architecture. it looks like a banana shaped cruise ship on top of 3 buildings. i double dare WK to go swimming in this thing. Shocked start training for the next iron man in this baby - 3 times the length of an olympic pool. Razz

here's the article from gizmodo and a few pictures. more info and pics attached to the ORIGINAL ARTICLE on gizmodo.com.

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Careful Not to Backstroke Over the Edge...of Singapore

55 storeys up, this infinity pool could glide you straight over the edge of Singapore, if not the world. It's part of the $6 billion Marina Bay Sands Skypark hotel, which just opened this week.

Ok, so if you were really to propel yourself over the edge, you'd fall into a catchment-area which sends the excess water straight back into the pool. But where's the fun in that? The pool itself is three times the length of an Olympic-sized pool, and is the largest pool in the world at that height reportedly.

Another world record has been broken, with the hotel also becoming the most expensive hotel—knocking Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace Hotel off it pedestal, which cost a measly $3 billion to build back in 2004.

The pool runs across three of the hotel's towers, which feature indoor canals, casinos, shops, theaters and a museum. As well as the hotel rooms you'd expect. Don't expect to be staying here on your next visit to Singapore though, as entrance to the casino alone costs $70. [La Repubblica via DesignBoom]

UPDATE: Apparently the casino charge is only to residents of Singapore, whose government wishes to deter them from gambling. Foreigners can enter the casino for free—though to look off the observation deck, that'll cost $20.







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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010 05:01:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehh just dont breath to the left if your scared of heights lips sealed

You know Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump. Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and he won a ping-pong competition? That ain’t retarded.

You went full retard, man. Never go full retard.
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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2010 10:47:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good god Shocked this is incredible, of course I would want some pretty hard proof this catchment-area would work first though.
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PostPosted: 30 Jun 2010 12:02:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sphinx{+EIG+} wrote:
Good god Shocked this is incredible, of course I would want some pretty hard proof this catchment-area would work first though.


lol. well you've only got to worry about that if you're planning on jumping off the edge. i would think they would also want to add some sort of glass panel railing or something along the edge to prevent anyone from doing that - but it is singapore, no telling what their building codes will require. no handrail 600 feet up? no problem...go right on ahead and build it that way.

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PostPosted: 01 Jul 2010 06:17:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that would be a treat to experience. I hope I get to travel more soon Smile

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