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article imageOp-Ed: 24th-storey swimming pool is 'one hell of a deep end'

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By Abigail Prendergast     May 18, 2012 in Odd News
Shanghai - A hotel in Shanghai, China has a remarkable element to it; a pool that sits 24 stories above the ground. While not for the timid, it appears to have a good sense of adventure for those bold enough to swim in its deep end.
A swimming pool on the 24th floor of a hotel in Shanghai, China is definitely not for people suffering from Acrophobia - a fear of heights. According to The Daily Mail, the pool is not only 24 stories above the ground, but only has glass at the bottom of it. Thus, whoever swims in it will be looking down quite a distance below them.
However, a good chunk of the pool does remain inside of the building, so those who don't want to embrace the drop can stay on the shallow end.
"Guests using the pool can feel like they are swimming over the air say hotel bosses, although many won't dare look down," The Daily Mail explains.
The pools, otherwise known as "swimming baths" seem reminiscent of the public baths from the era of ancient Greeks and Romans. Elaborately clad in shades of white and blue, and immaculately detailed, such an element must seem like an absolute luxury to - at the very least - a fair amount of people.
For those bold enough, it looks to be quite the endeavor to undertake; and for those who are more squeamish, the architecture alone is a sight to behold. Not to mention they can still soak in the shallow end.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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