New York City Preps For $15 Million Floating Swimming Pool In East River

Posted: November 19, 2013 by woody in Actual News, Fun
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Yea you read that correctly. Apparently some dudes want to build an Olympic-sized swimming pool for public use, and of all the places they could put it, they chose a natural body of water. Naturally. Why have a regular swimming pool when you could have a floating swimming pool. And what better place for a swimming pool than a body of water that literally nobody ever wants to swim in?


Not going to lie, this actually seems like a pretty fucking dope idea. Aside from the fact that it’s a little ridiculous that we have to put a floating pool in a natural body of water to deal with swimming in it because of how fucking polluted it is, but unfortunately that’s the world we live in, and guys like Dong-Ping Wong (yes, that is his real name, I swear) don’t just settle for the shitty situation most of us find ourselves in, they do something to make it better for everyone. Wong teamed up with two designers, Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, and the trio hatched the idea for a $15 million Olympic-sized swimming pool for the East River they hope to open in the summer of 2016. And with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Financial District, and far-off Lady Liberty, an East River dip will make for one memorable swim. The pool will filter over 500,000 gallons of water a day, and the team estimates that that will be enough clean water to accommodate 380,000 swimmers a year. Pretty sweet if you ask me. Where do I sign?


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