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Beach dome

Turn the millenium dome into a beach
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One of the things that really bothered me about moving to London especially after being in Sydney was the lack of beaches. London's many parks are good but they just don't really cut it. The millenium dome is a gigantic structure that is not being used. What I propose is to convert it into a beach with a sandy perimeter and a deep salty swimming area in the centre. The dome would be heated and blue sky painted onto the ceiling. It would be lit by daylight simulating lights to help everyone beat the winter blues. There could also be predesignated 'tanning sessions' when large UV tanning lamps could be turned on.
stupop, Nov 06 2001

(?) Japan's Ocean Dome http://www.seagaia....inf/infj/infj_e.htm
The Japanese did it... [Guncrazy, Nov 06 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       there is talk of it going to New York.
po, Nov 06 2001
  

       Not mention the big rocks instead of sand.
snarfyguy, Nov 06 2001
  

       PS, snarfy: Pump it full of Thames mud for that other authentic British beach feel.
pottedstu, Nov 06 2001
  

       Damn [stupop], this is a great idea. Charge admission and the thing might pay for itself, eventually.
phoenix, Nov 06 2001
  

       would Bin Laden like it if you don't want it Peter
po, Nov 06 2001
  

       Sand in the shoes and at picnics -- British, or not? Hmmm.
reensure, Nov 06 2001
  

       [Guncrazy] That looks just the ticket, except that I hadn't envisaged a see-through roof, this one could be open and sunny even when it's dark outside.
[PeterSealy] Missing out the quintessential feature of British beaches is largely the point of this - we won't pump sewage into it either.
stupop, Nov 07 2001
  

       Great idea [stupop]. Although I *like* British beaches - have none of you miserable lot ever been to Cornwall in the summer?
hippo, Nov 07 2001
  

       [stupop]: Believe it or not, that massive roof is retractable. When it's rainy outside, the two halves of the roof roll back together, and they bathe the artificial beach in artificial light.
Guncrazy, Nov 07 2001
  

       I like it. Although the resulting comedown of a trip through dreary Greenwich after a day in paradise would be a kick in the teeth and no mistake. How about turning the sea bit into a large aquarium full of harmless animals etc? Heated water = corals and the like. Beautiful.
Nadir, Nov 07 2001
  
      
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