For some, flailing around in a clear box suspended 115 feet above the streets of London is the stuff of nightmares. For others, it’s the ultimate status symbol.
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.
It’s the largest freestanding acrylic pool structure in the world and the showpiece of EcoWorld Ballymore’s new Embassy Gardens development, which will also include bars, restaurants and shops.
Located next to the US Embassy and close to the south bank of the Thames, bathers will be able to take in views of the London skyline, including the London Eye and Westminster.
The embassy isn’t the attraction’s only connection to the States – the pool was manufactured in Colorado and traveled 5,000 miles to its new home.
The pool is 10 feet deep and the water alone reportedly weighs around 375 tonnes.