Is Scary Resort Architecture What Our World Needs Now?
Imagine taking a dip in this hotel pool.Â Not in the harbor. The pool is 55 stories up on the top of this precarious-looking connected rooftop of the $5.7 billion Marina Bay Sands Hotel mega-scale resort designed by Moshe Safdie, that just opened in Singapore. The buildings appear to totter slightly as if to suggest the carbon footprint is just almost too much to bear.
“The three hotel towers are connected at the top (200 meters/656 feet) by a 9,941 square meter (107,000 square foot) park that brings together a public observatory, jogging paths, gardens, restaurants, lounges, and an infinity swimming pool”, says the press release.
“This 1.2 hectare (3 acre) tropical oasis is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and large enough to park four-and-a-half A380 jumbo jets.”
That’s an image that I’ll remember. Half the last jumbo jet dangling off the edge.