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Nakheel Plans World’s Tallest Tower In Dubai

As if Burj Dubai in Dubai’s feat to be the tallest building was not enough, Nakhell unveiled plans to build the world’s tallest tower in … whow! yet again, Dubai. Reaching as high as 1 kilometer, the tower will be so tall it will be experiencing 5 different microclimactic conditions from top to bottom. Now […]

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World’s Largest Swimming Pool

If  you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up  on the energy drinks before diving in to this one. It is more  than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds  66 million gallons of water.

The Guinness Book of  Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in  the world. But if you fancy splashing out on one of your own –  and you have the space to accommodate it – then beware: This one took  five years to build, cost nearly £1billion and the annual maintenance  bill will be £2million. The man-made saltwater lagoon has been  attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo,  on Chile ‘s southern coast, since it opened last month. Its  turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even  in the deep end. It dwarfs the world’s second biggest pool, the  Orthlieb – nicknamed the Big Splash – in Morocco , which is a mere 150  yards long and 100 yards wide. An Olympic size pool measures some 50  yards by 25 yards.

Chile ‘s monster pool uses a computer – controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in  permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and  pumping it out at the other. The sun warms the water to 26c,  nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea. Chilean biochemist  Fernando Fischmann, whose Crystal Lagoons Corporation designed the  pool, said advanced engineering meant his company could build “an  impressive artificial paradise” even in inhospitable areas. “As  long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and  it causes no damage to the ocean.”

I would really love to go there. It’s definitely a good spot for a vacation.

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