Calling All Adrenaline Junkies
Now I think I’ve seen it all! The world of Luxury Real Estate continues to amaze me and I wanted to share the world’s first floating pool... London unveiled Sky Pool, a water-filled bridge between two 10-story residential towers - suspended 115 feet in the air! The 82-foot-long heated oasis, which stretches across two flat roofs of the five-star hotel-like Embassy Gardens’ prominent Legacy buildings, is perhaps the world’s largest single piece of load-bearing acrylic. 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. While both ends of the basin resemble a traditional outdoor swimming pool (seamlessly filling a hollow in the ground and surrounded by a stylish patio), the central section is suspended in the sky (courtesy of its invisible steel frame). The idea behind the floating section was twofold: First, it was the only reasonable solution that didn’t involve sacrificing the pool’s size, and, second, it allowed for swimmers to see the street and for city strollers to see the sky. Leaving this section as pared-down as possible, the architects installed steps and filtration systems on either end of the pool, leaving the middle 45 feet a minimalist’s aquatic fantasy. Time to take a dip!