Thursday, 20 August 2015

Unveiling the first world's first sky pool.......Would you dare swim in the sky? Stunning 90ft transparent swimming pool 10 storeys up

    Sky's the limit: This pair of luxury apartment blocks will be linked at 115-foot up by a suspended swimming pool

The world's first "sky pool" has been unveiled - and it's high enough to give anyone a touch of vertigo.
Towering far above the street balanced between two residential buildings in Nine Elms in London like a precarious nest, the sky pool isn't for everyone.
But the newly-built swimming experience looks like it has to be tried if you're not bothered by heights.
Situated in the capital's new riverside district beside Battersea Power Station, the 90ft long glass encased pool is suspended 10 storeys, or 110ft up.
The pool is entirely transparent and structure free, 25m long, 5m wide and 3m deep with a water depth of 1.2m.

   All mod cons: The breathtaking suspended swimming pool named ‘Sky Pool’ will be at Embassy Gardens
The world's first "sky pool" has been unveiled - and it's high enough to give anyone a touch of vertigo.
Towering far above the street balanced between two residential buildings in Nine Elms in London like a precarious nest, the sky pool isn't for everyone.
But the newly-built swimming experience looks like it has to be tried if you're not bothered by heights.
Situated in the capital's new riverside district beside Battersea Power Station, the 90ft long glass encased pool is suspended 10 storeys, or 110ft up.
The pool is entirely transparent and structure free, 25m long, 5m wide and 3m deep with a water depth of 1.2m.
Acting as a bridge between two apartment buildings, swimmers are afforded a view right through the bottom of the pool down to the street below, and it's even got a bar, loungers, a spa and an orangery.
It's in Embassy Gardens, and is a part of a new development which will have 2,000 homes beside the new American Embassy in the capital.
Embassy Gardens takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling windows and brick facades.
Developers Ballymore and Eco World, headed by Sean Mulryan, used glass that measures 20cm thick to build the pool in the £1 billion development to give an experience more akin to an aquarium than a pool,
He explained: 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.
"At Ballymore we like to push the boundaries on all aspects of design, the Sky Pool’s transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade.
"The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”
Sadly, the pool will only be open to residents of the building who front up £602,000 for an apartment.
But those people lucky enough to live there will have a flawless panorama of the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye when the second phase of the development is released to market in September.

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