To each his own. To me my own.

The Sands SkyPark

Learning about new structural masterpieces never cease to amaze and intrigue me. I’ve written about the Burj Dubai, the Grand Canyon Skywalk and the Swiss AlspiX – I really enjoy writing about these ‘wonders’ because a) it forces me to learn more about them by exploring the facts, and b) it’s not likely I’ll ever get to visit them in person. I find it ironic that all these places have one thing in common – extreme height. With heights being my main hang-up, it’s probably fair to say it’s the biggest source of my intrigue.

The top SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore made it’s official debut on June 24, 2010. The cantilever is positioned atop three 57-story sloping towers which are connected at level 23, and stretches longer lengthwise than the Eiffel Tower is tall. This structure houses a hotel, casino, restaurants, stores, art gallery, pool, ice skating rink, gardens, and much more all rolled up into one tropical oasis. The top SkyPark can accommodate roughly 3,900 people, and is one of the largest art commissions ever completed as part of an integrated architectural process.

Ah, the marvels of engineering. I’ll let the pictures, courtesy Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore, have the final word.

http://www.marinabaysands.com/

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13 responses

  1. Mom~

    Isn’t that amazing – those are awesome pictures – just gorgeous – and yet there is something about them (I am not sure what) that reminds me of The Titanic. That one shot from above, looking down at it, leaves me dizzy!

    August 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    • Bonnie

      It does kinda resemble a ship, or an arc. I guess if given the chance, I’d ‘force’ myself up there some way. 🙂

      August 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

  2. That is spectacular. What a contrast to the slums and ghettos of America’s cities.

    August 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    • Bonnie

      I thought so too, Carl – and wow, so very TRUE.

      August 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

  3. helen

    Yes, the pictures were out of this world, BUT I would be out of my mind if I stayed there. It’s just not gonna happen!<3

    August 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    • Bonnie

      It’s pretty darned high up, isn’t it?! And yeah, it would take guts of steel on my part. LOL

      August 18, 2011 at 9:41 am

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  5. Really good and wonderful place. I like this place.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

    • Bonnie

      Thanks Cocomino – yes I’d love to visit here someday. Perhaps I’ll put that on my bucket list! 🙂

      August 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

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  7. Ooh cool. I don’t like heights though so not sure about swimming in that pool 🙂

    August 19, 2011 at 6:12 am

    • Bonnie

      It would take a lot for me to as well, Vix – for sure! 🙂

      August 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

  8. Oh my goodness… That swimming pool is out of this world!

    August 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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