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Monday, March 13, 2006

Indoor Man Made Beach

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I'm always kind of fascinated by huge, useless Mega-Projects like this Indoor Man made Becah in Japan. What's really interesting is that there's a perfectly good beach 300m away from this structure. Why would you be going to this instead?
Ocean Dome has its own flame-spitting volcano, crushed white marble "sand", and it also boasts the world's largest retractable roof, providing a permanently blue sky. Temperature, wind and humidity are closely controlled to provide an ultra-safe "sea-side" experience.

The optical illusion of a beach is pretty good though, the sky and walls would definitely mess with my brain.

Of similar note is a list of Dubai Mega-Projects, with examples like "The World" which is a set of 300 islands created into the shape of the planet Earth.

Link (Thanks Kyle!)