Cody Blank
Psshhhhh "air-locking stairwell" are for peasants. This should only be accessible by cannon-balling off a helicopter.
paul314
Anyone can do a render. And I'm sure the coverage is worth a pile to the company in advertising. But geez, especially for something that six people would be able to afford to swim in if it were ever built.
If it did get build, I would be waiting for the news of some disaster, from drowning with no lifeguard to mass hypothermia when the entry/exit mechanism stops working.
owlbeyou
>a built-in wind speed monitor to help prevent water spilling onto the streets below
So how's that going to work? Something turns down the wind speed? Why is it that Londoners seem to have a fascination with novelty architecture? This is so risky on many levels. You might as well put in a little entrance shaft in the middle which can double as a place to attach a diving board. Woohoo!
Brian M
No diving in allowed?
Having seen Mechanic: Resurrection’ the Jason Statham film where he kills his quarry by cracking the glass in a similar pool - somehow just would not feel safe!
What happens if there is a power failure, abseil down?
LordInsidious
@Cody Blank, yes!
AladdinConnolly
They can't even get the renders right. Pic one has a pool floor that is not transparent. Pic 4 from below has the entire thing visible from below with no "access shaft" in the center or anywhere else. This is nonsense.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
A pedestal lift on the side makes a lot more sense.
Marco McClean
So many questions. "The material transmits light at a similar wavelength to water." Which wavelength would that be? Also, in the illustration, the pool is about 25 feet square by 4 feet deep-- less than 20,000 gallons. Where's the rest of the 160,000 gallons? And what keeps the water from sloshing over the "infinite edge" when the "airlock staircase elevator" pistons up and down?
The best explanation for all this is, the inventors are in fifth grade. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
You know what would make it even cooler? Magnetically suspend the skycraper's anti-sway mass sphere above the pool so it just barely touches the water and generates electricity for the building from zero-point energy. And then lightning could be harnessed to teleport swimmers to different lavatories about the town, or drinking fountains, wherever there's water of a similar wavelength.
Grunchy
I think all you'd need to do is shoot at any of the walls, which would then shatter, and all the people would get washed over the side. I heard this was a problem with dirigibles, you could only go down to a certain elevation before the countryside would start shooting at you. But seriously, those glass walls don't inspire confidence in me. It's like that one guy who kept showing off how strong his high-rise windows were by jumping against them, until that last time.
ash
this has been well thought out (not)