Wretched Excess Dept.: Dubai Tower Has 57 Swimming Pools

Now under construction, 23 Marina sets a new bar for wretched excess: 57 of its 288 apartments have private swimming pools on the balconies. They are not huge at 5.2 meters (17 feet) by 2 meters (6-1/2 feet) but multiply that by 57 and you have a lot of surface area evaporating fresh water into the dry desert air. One of these puts paid to all the so-called "green" buildings going up in Dubai.

The 89 storey building is half-built now and will top out in early 2009; plan of main floor of the two-storey units below. via ::Skyscraper News

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