Would You Swim In A Pool Suspended 100 Feet Off Of The Ground?

By | August 31, 2015

With multifamily construction providing a multitude of bells and whistles to attract tenants, this London building is (almost) out of this world!

In New York City the typical luxury building will offer residents amenities that will suit an upscale lifestyle. These include things like concierge services, health club, spa, a rooftop deck where residents can spend a summer day and more.

Some will also include a pool for tenants that will likely be encased within the confines of the health club.

Swimming Warning: Not For Acrophobic’s!

In a new twist, a South West London developer has come up with a swimming pool that will most certainly not be for everyone.

Imagine two towers connected by a swimming pool on the 10th floor with an 8″ glass bottom, the only thing separating swimmers from the street below!

‘The 82-foot-long, fully transparent “sky pool” will be part of Embassy Gardens, a new residential development coming to the neighborhood of Nine Elms on the South Bank. Less than 8 inches of glass will separate swimmers from the streets below.

“The experience of the pool will be truly unique,” said Sean Mulryan, the Chairman and CEO of the developer Ballymore Group, in a press release. “It will feel like floating through the air in central London.” After their swim, sunbathers can relax on the ‘sky deck,’ which will include a spa, a bar and a greenhouse full of orange trees.’ (Source)

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And in other pool news that’s much closer to earth, ‘Dubai-based developer Meydan Sobha is launching a neighborhood of ‘beachfront’ mansions, which will surround a roughly four-mile-long pool called a ‘Crystal Lagoon.’ The lagoon will be the biggest man-made pool in the world, according to the developer.’

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These mansions are being marketed to the UK market.

Personally, if I can get the dog out this is my idea of swimming…

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Article by Michael Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service in New York.

HAS is a provider of title insurance in New York State for residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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