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London’s Jaw-Dropping New Sky Pool Will Suspend 115 Feet in the Air

London News Art + Architecture
by Olivia Harden Apr 26, 2021

Some people love sky-diving, some people love swimming, but have you ever thought about experiencing both in mid-air?

A new sky pool is making its debut in London on May 19, 2021. The pool is an amenity of the Embassy Gardens Developments, and will be suspended between two residential apartment buildings on the 10th floor. It’s an 82-foot-long and 10-foot-deep pool and is completely see-through — meaning once people dive in, they will be able to look straight down as it’s 115 feet off the ground, according to CNN.

“We decided the only space large enough [for the pool] was between the buildings,” said Tristan Stout, senior development manager at Ballymore. “So we started to research images of aqueducts. If those structures could span valleys, we believed we could build a structure to span two buildings.”

Designed by Arup Associates, with specialist input from Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designer Reynolds Polymer, the pool was manufactured in Colorado and went through extensive testing at the Reynolds factory before traveling to the UK. Embassy Gardens said it will be “more akin to an aquarium than a pool.”

The Embassy Gardens development is expected to include bars, restaurants, and shops. If you’re trying to go for a swim in this one-of-a-kind pool, you’re probably out of luck, as it’s only open to the building’s residents. The 2,000 homes in Embassy Gardens start at 1,015,000 British pounds ($1.4 million) for a two-bedroom flat.

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