The answer is, but it still looks like the typical killing of characters in the Sims.
In early June, the British company Compass Pools presented the concept of an outdoor pool on the roof of a 200-meter skyscraper in London. Designers have focused on the fact that this is the first in the world swimming pool with a 360 degree view, revealing the best view of the city. Its construction should begin in 2020.
The walls and floor of the pool will be made completely transparent – so swimmers can be seen even inside the building. The built-in anemometer will monitor the wind power on the roof, and a special system will constantly maintain the desired temperature.
Compass Pools published several concept images and sent them to the media. After that, journalists and users of social networks have one question: how will people get into the pool and get out of it? There are no stairs or elevators in the pictures – only the “infinite” pool on the 55th floor.
how do you enter this pool https://t.co/QR0MNgW036— Abby Govindan (@abbygov) 6 June 2019
How to enter the pool?
“how do i get out” pic.twitter.com/zaO5AWLfl0— dr. talia jane (@itsa_talia) 6 June 2019
“And how to get out?”
Amazing visuals but unless you get airdropped by helicopter how do you get in.— Sean Baylis (@seanbaylis) 6 June 2019
Looks great until you need to drop you there in the helicopter, otherwise how to get there
No one can get in, no one can get out. The people pictured will die in this pool. https://t.co/J8blQSFnXh— Kyle Raymo (@runthistrain) 7 June 2019
No one will enter, no one will leave. People in the image will die in this pool
Someone even remembered the “classic” killing of characters in the Sims game – it was necessary to sell the pool ladder.
I never knew my childhood swimming pool design from the Sims was worth architecture dollars https://t.co/bz92SKQ34o— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) 6 June 2019
I never thought that my children’s Sims pool design would be worth the money
I’ve killed a few Sims with a pool just like this https://t.co/VXJX3TMOfU— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) 6 June 2019
That’s how I killed a few characters in the Sims.
I murdered many a Sims using this very idea. Don’t do it, it’s a trap!— 🚂 neo-literal 🚂 (@mmm_kantaloupe) 6 June 2019
I killed so many Sims with this idea. Don’t get fooled, it’s a trap!
The answer to the questions in social networks is, but, as noted in the media, it sounds like excerpts from a science fiction film. Compass Pools technical director Alex Kemsley explained that a spiral staircase system would be used at the bottom of the pool. At the right moment, it will rise on the “principle of the submarine.”
According to Kemsley, this solution is “a bit in the style of James Bond”. He did not disclose any other details, for example, what will happen to water after opening the door and raising the stairs.
i studied that sentence for a whole minute and i don’t understand what the hell it means— David Mack (@davidmackau) 6 June 2019
I studied this sentence [with explanation] for a full minute and still didn’t understand what it meant
…from where? you walk up stairs from the bottom of the pool? how do they keep the water from draining while people get in and out of the pool? is it like a submarine hatch situation?— turner (@tgcowles) 6 June 2019
Need to climb stairs from the bottom? How do they save water while people go out and come in? Is it like a submarine hatch?
Oh — they literally have no plans to ever build this.— dsooza (@ds00za) 6 June 2019
Can you imagine how long it would take for the staircase to do its thing? Rise, pump out water it displaces, be a staircase, replace displaced water, descend.
They definitely have no plans to ever build it. Can you imagine how long the ladder will work? Rise, pump out water, perform its function, replace water, descend
There’s no possible failure mode with this design. If the staircase fails for whatever reason, people will be stuck in the pool with no way to get out.— stanthe███chan (@stanthemanchan) 6 June 2019
And there is no backup option in case of breakage. If the ladder for some reason does not rise, then people will get stuck in the pool without being able to get out.
I would watch that film. All we need now is a storm approaching with high winds.— Akiva Weinberger (@akivaw) 6 June 2019
I would have watched such a movie. All we need is a storm with a strong wind (the situation is familiar to London)
Kemsley noted that there are no other stairs by the pool so as not to spoil the view of London. But the city has another problem – there rain comes on average 106 days a year.