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Dive into the world's first sky pool!

May 21, 2021 08:42 IST
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If you are all in for thrills, London has a new offering: A pool positioned nearly 115 feet in the air.

Welcome to The Sky Pool -- a 82-foot (25-metre) transparent swimming pool stretched between the 10th stories of two residential skyscrapers in southwest London's Nine Elms neighbourhood -- and it's only open to the apartment complex's lucky residents.

Here's at how amazing it looks!

The transparent pool, thought to be the first of its kind in the world, sits ten storeys up, and spans the 25 metres between two apartment buildings. Located next to the US Embassy and close to the south bank of the Thames, bathers will be able to take in views of the London skyline, including the London Eye and Westminster. Photograph: EcoWorld Ballymore
 

The pool is 10 feet deep and the water alone reportedly weighs around 375 tonnes. The structure is the work of architects Arup Associates, engineers Eckersley O'Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds. The structure -- built in Colorado, transported to Texas, and then shipped across the Atlantic on a three-week-long journey -- is completely transparent, making it appear like a rectangular glass box floating in mid-air. And part of it -- 46 feet, to be specific -- kind of is floating in mid-air. Photograph: EcoWorld Ballymore

The Sky Pool, which was originally set to open over the summer, is the show-stopping highlight of the Embassy Gardens development by EcoWorld Ballymore, which includes 2,000 homes and luxury apartments, a retail space, office space, as well as bars, restaurants and landscaped gardens, built around the new US Embassy. Photograph: EcoWorld Ballymore

Unfortunately, like most nice things in this city, it’ll be for residents only. It’s free to use for anyone who lives there, but properties in the development start at £695,000. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Sean Mulryan, Ballymore Chairman, added: 'The vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, Ecoworld Ballymore wanted to do something that had never been done before. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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