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  1. #21
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    Only logical way to get into this pool would be jumping out helicopter, with parachute as extra.
    Hard pass, coz I see how easy those things break from Jason Statham movie.

  2. #22
    So many rich douches, high on cocaine, will fall to their deaths.

    When can they start building?

  3. #23
    It looks cool tbh. Exactly the kind of thing I like doing; scary without actually being dangerous.

  4. #24
    Isn't a total waste in London? I mean its cloudy/rainy a lot, you can use the pool what, 4 months of the year? Maybe 6 as its heated? Then getting in and out takes a bit, and if a wall breaks (and yes, shit happens, look at the Paris Airport collapse less than a year after being build) Your dead... you just wash over the side and fall 55 floors. No thanks.
    If they are gonna build this, why London of all places? Why not Dubai, L.A., Palm Springs, Southern Italy or France... somewhere with you know, heat and sun?

  5. #25
    This could happen......



    What are you going to do in the London pool?????
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  6. #26
    I don't wanna click that vid...it got probably a floating turd or something...

    I wonder, what happens if there's a bad storm? A large body of water will fall down on somebody. If they have an umbrella, the force will hit the umbrella hard towards the person...

    And if there's some heavy float, or small canoe that falls 'overboard'? People could die or get seriously injured...

    Its guaranteed someone will suicide down from that pool "bye, cruel world!"

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    I feel dizzy just looking at it :S
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  8. #28
    Never going to happen. First, an infinity pool has an extra edge around the pool to catch the water splashing over the side. This water is right at the edge, every movement, gust of wind, or a f*cking stairs coming up, will displace water and it will flow over the edge, straight down to the streets (with the swimmers in it, probably). Second, it’s unbelievably dangerous to have a pool without direct access, no space to quickly get someone out and lay them down, no place for security or lifeguards. Third, something monitoring wind speed is not preventing water from spilling... Fourth, all water filter grates need to be in the bottom. I’m not sure if it’s allowed, but if it is, it’s not very swimmer friendly to have to walk or stand on them, maybe even dangerous (people get sucked in sometimes and get stuck).

    Neh, just a prestige project from an architect, but not happening (at least not looking anything close to this).

  9. #29
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    I was immediately thinking of the Sims and their pool without a pool ladder to help kill off unwanted Sims.
    No longer works in newer installments. Sad times.
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  10. #30
    Neat design, but horrible in case of an emergency. Say someone is swimming outside, then falls unconscious. You'd have to take them underwater to get them inside the building again. Basically requires 1-2 trained lifeguards to be present at all times.

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Firatha View Post
    "The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out -- the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!" Good luck getting in or out in a hurry.

    I'd like to see more information on this. Do you have to enter a pressurized compartment first, like an airlock?

  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    I read it on Yahoo news the other day at work and thought it was both funny and stupid. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. It's just a PR nightmare waiting to happen when/if people fall to their deaths.
    It's not even a PR nightmare, it's also a logistical nightmare. The cost alone to maintain this, and have it actually be used... is ridiculous.
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    "a spiral staircase that rotates and rises through the water provides access for swimmers." What does this even mean? I still don't get how you enter the pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    I read it on Yahoo news the other day at work and thought it was both funny and stupid. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. It's just a PR nightmare waiting to happen when/if people fall to their deaths.
    It doesn't mean that you shouldn't either and as such, here we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    https://edition.cnn.com/style/articl...cli/index.html

    I guess they want to do a submarine type thing, where they open and close a hatch at the bottom of the pool, to enter.
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  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayirasi View Post
    Looks sketchy, but I kinda wanna pee in it.
    I'm sure it'll chock full of urine and fecal matter in no time. That view is no joke, even if you think you aren't afraid of heights. That was my experience, at least, when I swam in an infinity pool that was on a cliff edge. Way more terrifying than it has any right to be.
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  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by -aiko- View Post
    I like the way you think.
    I prefered walling them in..

    Anyway, some kind of dive-entrence sounds horrible. They'd essentially need someone with a breathing apparatus on standby to guarantee that your average rich sack of slob can be saved in case of emergencies. Incredibly roundabout and annoying imho, a walkway with a shoulder-high cage wouldn't have impacted the view that much and would have been way easier to handle. Also good look using that with the shitty weather of london, if there is even a 2% of lightning strike I wouldn't want to be up there.

    Edit: Nvm, there is a staircare or something, so a they rise an artificial island in the middle with a staicase or something? That is probably even more of an issue, because it will just take up alot of time everytime you want to access that. Typical airhead architect dream because they are desperate for fame and recognition.
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  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    I don't wanna click that vid...it got probably a floating turd or something...

    I wonder, what happens if there's a bad storm? A large body of water will fall down on somebody. If they have an umbrella, the force will hit the umbrella hard towards the person...

    And if there's some heavy float, or small canoe that falls 'overboard'? People could die or get seriously injured...

    Its guaranteed someone will suicide down from that pool "bye, cruel world!"
    just throw in a chocolate bar thats smelting on a hot summerday for simular effect

  19. #39
    Hard No on that one.

  20. #40
    This looks dumb. Part of the fun of a pool is being able to get out and lay outside or play games like volleyball or something else in a pool. This is one of those things of why? I will go swim for about 10 minutes and be bored. How long will it take to get out? What happens in an emergency and someone needs to get out or is drowning and needs CPR? The logistics of this thing makes me think they thought this will be cool, but don't realize it's not practical in the least.

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