Anyone who thinks Londoners prefer to play it safe may have to recant that opinion as a pool positioned nearly 115 feet in the air opens to residents of the Embassy Gardens apartments.
London has become the first city in the world to have a floating pool in the sky.
According to pool developers, EcoWorld Ballymore, the “Sky Pool” will be “the largest freestanding acrylic pool structure in the world.”
The pool is 82-feet long and stretches across the rooves of the Embassy Garden, a high-end residential and business complex in London’s Nine Elms neighborhood.
The pool’s design team consists of structural engineer Eckersley O’Callaghan, HAL Architects, and acrylics fabricator Reynolds Polymer Technology, all of whom performed hours of vigorous strength testing on the pool structure to ensure its overall safety.
At 110 feet up in the sky “once you swim off, you can look right down. It will be like flying,” says O’Callaghan in a statement.