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(CNN)   World's scariest hotel swimming pool is cantilevered over the edge of the 24 story building and has a clear glass bottom   (cnn.com) divider line 146
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2012-08-10 10:33:04 AM
haha no.
 
2012-08-10 10:39:04 AM
I bet the architect's first name was Pete.
 
2012-08-10 10:50:10 AM
Will people be frisked for Baby Ruth bars before entering?
 
2012-08-10 10:50:29 AM
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2012-08-10 10:50:46 AM
I'ed be peeing in that pool. Whether I liked it or not.
 
2012-08-10 10:50:54 AM
WANT.....a view from inside the pool.....WAY TO GO CNN A-HOLES!!!
 
2012-08-10 10:51:24 AM
I... kind of... want to book a room and try it out now.
 
2012-08-10 10:51:46 AM
What kind of sick bastard hangs a pool hundreds of feet in the air and puts a transparent bottom on it?!
 
2012-08-10 10:51:53 AM
The Cool tag shakes it's tiny fist. And subby's a pussy.
 
2012-08-10 10:52:02 AM
Now that pool has to be part of an action movie and the glass gets shot out and people get sucked out of the building.
 
2012-08-10 10:53:05 AM

Jake Havechek: Will people be frisked for Baby Ruth bars before entering?


Damn it, you beat me to it.
 
2012-08-10 10:53:20 AM
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2012-08-10 10:53:26 AM
Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?
 
2012-08-10 10:53:30 AM
Wow. That's a LOT of weight cantilevered out there. I'm sure the architects knew what they were doing but damn, i'd be too paranoid to swim in it.
 
2012-08-10 10:54:37 AM
Nope.
 
2012-08-10 10:55:19 AM

Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?


And the glass.
 
2012-08-10 10:55:29 AM
Thought it'd be bigger.

/Said the same thing about my ex....
 
2012-08-10 10:56:13 AM
I don't think I'd trust my life to a Holiday Inn.
 
2012-08-10 10:56:14 AM

Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?


Yes, it would. In a very similar manner to which the concrete street would break your fall.
 
2012-08-10 10:57:11 AM

Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?


Yes, but only if you swim up.
 
2012-08-10 10:57:38 AM

Jake Havechek: Will people be frisked for Baby Ruth bars before entering?


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DOODY!
 
2012-08-10 10:58:17 AM
Best I could find

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This photo of Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao
 
2012-08-10 10:58:22 AM
The very idea of that thing makes my testicles ascend into my abdominal cavity.
 
2012-08-10 10:59:19 AM
Made in China to Chinese building codes? No, I'll pass on that bizarre form of accidental death, thank you.
 
2012-08-10 10:59:23 AM

Killahertz: Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?

Yes, it would. In a very similar manner to which the concrete street would break your fall.


In an identical manner, in that water doesn't compress for crap, and would almost instantly transfer the full force of the bottom of the water hitting the pavement to your body before you even hit the ground. If the water was deep enough, you could probably make it so you died from hitting the pavement while you're still just slightly above the first floor. That's where the rope, the super glue, and the piano wire come into play.

Ta-daa.
 
2012-08-10 10:59:48 AM
I would totally press ham.
 
2012-08-10 10:59:52 AM
Cantilevered pool with a glass bottom = super cool

Built by slapdash, ultra-cheapass Chinese construction = SUPER SCARY
 
2012-08-10 11:00:21 AM

Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?


No.

You're still going to accelerate to terminal velocity. I don't know what water's terminal velocity is but it's certainly not the same as yours so you'll either hit before the water does or after it'shiat and started to disperse. Either way, you're still going insanely fast and will have a very unpleasant and abrupt stop.
 
2012-08-10 11:02:06 AM

Headso: Now that pool has to be part of an action movie and the glass gets shot out and people get sucked out of the building.


The management of the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao assures its clientele that whatever they do out of the hotel is entirely their business.
 
2012-08-10 11:02:17 AM
I would be waaaay too tempted to be giving the people below a pressed ham from way up there.
 
2012-08-10 11:02:23 AM

KatjaMouse: I... kind of... want to book a room and try it out now.


$125 a night? A PITTANCE!

/does not include airfare to china
 
2012-08-10 11:02:25 AM

OneFretAway: The very idea of that thing makes my testicles ascend into my abdominal cavity.


Dude that just happened to me too.
 
2012-08-10 11:02:47 AM

THX 1138: Wow. That's a LOT of weight cantilevered out there. I'm sure the architects knew what they were doing but damn, i'd be too paranoid to swim in it.


I'm sure the architect knew enough to hire a structural engineer.
 
2012-08-10 11:04:05 AM

Sybarite: I would totally press ham.


OK You almost made me spit Miso Soup on my computer
 
2012-08-10 11:04:18 AM

ChipNASA: Best I could find


This photo of Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao


But that photo does not have an airplane in it pointed right at the building, evoking memories of 9/11, so CNN can't use it.
 
2012-08-10 11:04:48 AM
I know where I'm staying next time I'm in Shanghai. It's a little out of the way of Pudong/Bund but I'll make it work.

ChipNASA: WANT.....a view from inside the pool.....WAY TO GO CNN A-HOLES!!!


Not the most professional, but here you go...

media-cdn.tripadvisor.com
 
2012-08-10 11:05:56 AM
Lame.
 
2012-08-10 11:06:20 AM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: I know where I'm staying next time I'm in Shanghai. It's a little out of the way of Pudong/Bund but I'll make it work.

ChipNASA: WANT.....a view from inside the pool.....WAY TO GO CNN A-HOLES!!!

Not the most professional, but here you go...


Hmmm... That photo looks familiar...
 
2012-08-10 11:06:21 AM
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2012-08-10 11:06:49 AM

Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?


I don't know, but you could try going over Victoria falls to test it out with a water landing instead of concrete.
 
2012-08-10 11:07:43 AM

Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?


Challenge accepted.

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2012-08-10 11:08:44 AM

meanmutton: Headso: Now that brings up a question... If you fell 24 stories inside a pillar of water also falling 24 stories would the water break your fall at all?

No.

You're still going to accelerate to terminal velocity. I don't know what water's terminal velocity is but it's certainly not the same as yours so you'll either hit before the water does or after it'shiat and started to disperse. Either way, you're still going insanely fast and will have a very unpleasant and abrupt stop.


Not sure you'd see the difference over the 250ish feet you'd be falling, in particular, because for it to happen in such a way for the question to be relevant, the glass would have to more or less instantly shatter and give way, or drop as a solid block of glass. Either way, that'll pretty much define the wind resistance over such a small distance. Estimate for sky divers to hit terminal velocity in generic spread position is in the 120 to 300 meter range, depending on how you do the estimate.
 
2012-08-10 11:08:57 AM
While not as freaky, but still pretty amazing.... roof top swimming pool 76 stories up, right next to the edge of the bldg with only a glass wall, with the HK skyline off in the distance. Hotel W in Hong Kong. Was probably the coolest pool I've been in.

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/features/attraction_de t ail.html?propertyID=1965&attractionId=1001940006&language=en_US&locale Code=en_US
 
2012-08-10 11:09:04 AM
This, for me, is up there (pun not really intended) with the rides that dangle off the side of the Stratosphere Casino in Vegas and other similar stuff. Death by acrophobia, no thank you.
 
2012-08-10 11:09:14 AM
I bet the water color is yellowish brown.

"Hey this is a pretty nice pool, AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Oh, that's pretty cool. Whoops. I gotta leave."
 
2012-08-10 11:09:21 AM
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2012-08-10 11:09:49 AM
I would have sex in that pool. I want the world to see my taint.
No really it's a nice taint.
 
2012-08-10 11:10:32 AM
The chinese have no regard for human life. People are like squirells running around over there.
 
2012-08-10 11:11:25 AM
"toughened glass". is that kind of Engrish?
 
2012-08-10 11:11:44 AM

socodog: Made in China to Chinese building codes? No, I'll pass on that bizarre form of accidental death, thank you.


Tax Boy: Cantilevered pool with a glass bottom = super cool

Built by slapdash, ultra-cheapass Chinese construction = SUPER SCARY


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