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World’s First Glass Bottomed “Sky Pool” To Be Suspended Above London’s Street

World's First Glass Bottomed "Sky Pool" To Be Suspended Above London's Street

Labeled as a world’s first, a 25 m (82 ft) long, 5 m (16 ft) wide and 3 m (10 ft) deep glass bottomed swimming pool is planned to be suspended between apartment blocks in London’s new Nine Elms quarter, close to Battersea Power Station. The so-called “sky pool” will link two blocks of apartments that form part of the Embassy Gardens development ten storeys above ground, and will allow residents to swim between the two structures while enjoying views of London through the pool’s completely transparent 20-centimetre glass casing.

World's First Glass Bottomed "Sky Pool" To Be Suspended Above London's Street
World’s First Glass Bottomed “Sky Pool” To Be Suspended Above London’s Street

Chairman and CEO of Ballymore Group Sean Mulryan who developed Embassy Gardens says that the pool stretches the possibilities of design.
“My vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, I wanted to do something that had never been done before,” says Mulryan. “The sky pool’s transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade.”

World's First Glass Bottomed "Sky Pool" To Be Suspended Above London's Street
World’s First Glass Bottomed “Sky Pool” To Be Suspended Above London’s Street

The remainder of the 2,000-unit complex will include a ‘working from home’ business area, a gym and a rooftop bar. The buildings will start on site in the summer of 2015 with the first completions due in 2017.

World's First Glass Bottomed "Sky Pool" To Be Suspended Above London's Street
World’s First Glass Bottomed “Sky Pool” To Be Suspended Above London’s Street

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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