A 25m glass pool suspended 10 storeys above a London street will be the first of its kind, developers say.
It’s certainly breathtaking:
The transparent “sky pool” is the brainchild of engineering firm Arup Associates with specialist advice from marine design engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds.
It will be a hard to match feature for sales teams pitching the new 2000-home Embassy Gardens development at Nine Elms, a £15 billion ($32 billion) building project in south-west London.
Project backer Eco World Ballymore says its the pool is “more akin to an aquarium … with glass that is 20cm thick”.
It’s 5m wide and 3m deep and you’ll be looking straight down at a street scene 35 metres below.
For the frightening privilege, residents will have to fork out a minimum of £602,000 ($1.28 million) – the starting price for one of the 2000 new homes in the twin blocks.
Embassy Gardens will open in 2017.