LONDON, England: A new housing development will include a transparent swimming pool located ten stories above the street.
EcoWorld Ballymore said its Sky Pool, which it calls the world’s largest freestanding acrylic pool structure, is suspended 115 feet above the street, and allows swimmers and passersby to see through the pool sides and bottom.
The Sky Pool connects the 10th stories of the twin Embassy Gardens skyscrapers in London’s Nine Elms neighborhood.
The pool, to open in May, is 82 feet in length and long enough to be attached to both buildings, with swimmers able to look down to the street.
“Once you swim off, you can look right down. It will be like flying,” Brian Eckersley, of Eckersley O’Callaghan designers, told CNN.
The pool is 10 feet deep and holds some 415 tons of water.