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Title    London's New See-Through Sky Pool is First of its Kind
Date    Tuesday June 08, @07:15AM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the So-no-skinny-dipping? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/06/08/048255

martyb writes:

I first happened upon this marvel of engineering on this recent CNN Travel video story. Digging around the internet, I then found this late April story on CNN.

London's new see-through Sky Pool is first of its kind:

The Sky Pool is a 82-foot (25-meter) transparent swimming pool stretched between the 10th stories of two residential skyscrapers in southwest London's Nine Elms neighborhood -- and it's only open to the apartment complex's lucky residents[*].

[...] The pool was put through extensive strength testing at the Reynolds factory [in Colorado] before making its journey to the UK by road and sea. It was then lifted into place by a 750-tonne mobile crane, supported by a 50-tonne crane.

[...] "After a series of technical drawings and behavioral analyses, the dimensions of the pool were decided," says the Embassy Gardens website."

With sides 200 millimeters [(7.9 inches)] thick and 3.2 meters [(10.5 feet)] deep, and with a bottom 300 millimeters [(11.8 inches)] thick, the 50-tonne acrylic pool will span the 14 meters [46 feet] between the buildings, with steps and filtrations systems sitting either end, and five modes of lighting to add to the feeling of magic."

[...] "Once you swim off, you can look right down. It will be like flying," says Brian Eckersley, director of Eckersley O'Callaghan.

[*] a two-bedroom unit starts at just over £1 million (~$1.4 million).

Entry on Wikipedia.


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  1. "martyb" - https://soylentnews.org/~martyb/
  2. "CNN Travel video story" - https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/06/02/sky-pool-london-summer-swimming-eg-orig.cnn
  3. "London's new see-through Sky Pool is first of its kind" - https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sky-pool-embassy-gardens-london/index.html
  4. "Wikipedia" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Pool,_London
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=49141

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