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Old 08-21-2015, 11:08 AM
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Glass bottom pool. 10 stories up BETWEEN two buildings

Now that is pretty cool. Not a fan of heights so I am not sure I'd be able to swim it but damn it looks cool. I wonder if they can pull it off?




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Old 08-21-2015, 12:51 PM
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I'll pass. That's a lot of weight to be supported by something without ribs, beams, something spanning its width. And plexi-glass type materials break down in the sun.

Your wording implies that it's only a design at this point, is that correct?
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:17 PM
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I'll pass. That's a lot of weight to be supported by something without ribs, beams, something spanning its width. And plexi-glass type materials break down in the sun.

Your wording implies that it's only a design at this point, is that correct?
The articles I read seem to imply it is still in the design stage so some reinforcements may be in its future.

I had the same thought. The water weight on such a large expanse of plastic with only the sixes as support seemed a bit much.

Now if they used the transparent steel that Scotty used on the spaceship to transport the whales it might work.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:28 PM
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Thar be Whales captain!

It was transparent aluminum. Computer, hello computer? Oh how quaint.
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Its a cute design thought. There is apparently a total absence of seismic or thermal movement occurring wherever that dreamer lives....not many places in the world an engineer would guarantee that to occur for the lifetime of the structure.

I deal with lots of designers who were too into colors/textures or to dumb to make Arch. If the Arch of record doesn't reign the design in, the Engineers set them both straight and things quickly devolve back to real world.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:49 PM
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You'd need a lot of extra chlorine in a pool like that.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:20 PM
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Thar be Whales captain!

It was transparent aluminum. Computer, hello computer? Oh how quaint.

I stand corrected.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:22 PM
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Its a cute design thought. There is apparently a total absence of seismic or thermal movement occurring wherever that dreamer lives....not many places in the world an engineer would guarantee that to occur for the lifetime of the structure.

I deal with lots of designers who were too into colors/textures or to dumb to make Arch. If the Arch of record doesn't reign the design in, the Engineers set them both straight and things quickly devolve back to real world.
I was wondering about that myself. Could they put it on rollers or springs so that it is not attached to the building? The pool could move a bit were something to happen.
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Sides of the pool act as beams and if you ribbed the bottom to act as purlins transferring loads to beam it would work. Put ends of beams on sliding bidge bearings and the other on hinged bearings and vertical and horizontal movement are taken care of as is linear expansion.

If you had a walkway running between the buildings as a center spine then you would have more beams and maybe eliminate any purine to get that clear glass bottom so desired.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:37 PM
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mmmm . . . too much liability. Expensive gimmick.
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mmmm . . . too much liability. Expensive gimmick.
This. I doubt you'd ever get an engineer to take the liability of it or an insurance company to insure it.
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Lots of countries with way less insurance or liability than the USA...........
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Yeah, I've read about such countries when they try to dig people out of poorly designed buildings after an earthquake.

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