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The World’s First Glass-Bottomed Pool Will Let You Swim 115 Feet Above London

World's First Glass Swimming Pool

We can’t wait to have a swim in this thing.

This looks completely and utterly sick and the best thing about it is that it’s not happening in some far away country like the world’s largest swimming pool, it’s happening right on our doorstep in London.

It’s called the sky pool and it’s basically a swimming pool made of glass that’s suspended ten stories in the air. It’s 25 metres long and three metres wide and the glass will be 20 cm thick. It’ll connect two apartment blocks in the Nine Elms area of London and will be kinda like a cool bridge between them. Construction is going to begin this year and it should be ready sometime in 2018. I can’t wait really.

Here’s what the architect behind it, Sean Mulryan, had to say:

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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. 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.

Although it does look completely sick, I reckon I would shit a brick swimming across it – I mean I get scared just walking over one of those glass floors on the CN Tower. This is a whole new level compared to that as it would be like you’re literally floating in the air whislt you’re also floating in water. It would be scary at first but I reckon it would be absolutely awesome after a few seconds. I hope it’s open to members of the public and not just the millionaires that are inevitably going to buy one of the flats in the complex.


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