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Crescent Hydropolis, currently being constructed in Dubai, will be the world's first luxury underwater hotel. To enter the 200 submarine suites, guests will arrive at a land station, then be transported via train to the main area of the hotel offshore. The 1.1-million-square-foot area will include a shopping mall, restaurants, movie theaters, and missile-defense system, all 60-feet underwater.
Originally posted by DaMod
missile-defense system, all 60-feet underwater.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
I could look at this stuff all day. Thanks for posting.
(Now if they could only be built at more fun places than Dubai)
Originally posted by Historical-Mozart
Yea, no kidding -- why Dubai? Hot hellhole, I hear it is.
I've had dreams/ideas of building floating cities, complete with underwater sections, skyscrapers, lagoons that connect with the sea, homes, businesses, farms, boating harbors and so on. But the current state of our world won't allow for such a creation
The Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid is a proposed project for construction of a massive pyramid over Tokyo Bay in Japan. The structure would be 12 times higher than the Great Pyramid at Giza, and would house 750,000 people. If built, it would be the largest man-made structure in Earth's history. The structure would be 2,004 meters high and would help answer Tokyo's increasing lack of space, although the project would only handle 1/47th of the Greater Tokyo Area's population.
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
Dubai will go down in history as a huge failure. First they have strict laws on alcohol and drugs. Who wants to go to an amazing tourist destination and not be able to have a drink?
==Green architecture comes in many forms though lately it seems like these forms are stranger than ever.
Urban skyscraper farms?
Glowing solar towers?
Magnetically levitated wind collectors?
Where does it end?! With all of these emerging green technologies it seemed an appropriate time to take a look at seven of the most amazing real and conceptual designs currently at the forefront of ecological innovation. These examples push the limits of ecological architecture and contemporary urban design discourse.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
As far as Dubai, my nephew was there last year, and while the televisions in the hotel rooms have notes asking you to respect their laws/religion, and notifying you that you will be asked to leave if you are not respectful, you can go to a bar and request the bartender to send you a Thailand prostitute, and go elsewhere in the bar with her, for compensated *romance* shall we say.