Glass Skypool Coming To London

USA TODAY NETWORK Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network1:16 p.m. EDT August 21, 2015

A new luxury apartment development in London is planning on adding a “sky pool” to the list of amenities the upscale building will feature.

The all-glass pool will act as a bridge between two apartment buildings in Embassy Gardens, a 2,000-home complex in London’s Nine Elms neighborhood.It will allow residents to access the opposite side of the building by swimming laps ten stories above the ground.

Designed by Arup Associates with Eckersley O’Callaghan, the pool is 90 feet long and nine feet deep with a water depth of four feet, according to a statement from Ballymore Group, the organization responsible for the development of the complex.

The pool is expected to give swimmers the feeling of “floating through the air in central London,” according to the statement.

The luxurious development is located next to the new U.S. Embassy, and from the deck residents will have views of the London Eye and House of Parliament.

With units costing around $940,000, the pool is out of reach for many. In the past year, housing prices have risen 10% in the city. 

On Twitter, the response to the pool has been somewhat mixed. One person tweeted, “a sky pool, so the millionaires in their Nine Elms penthouses can literally look down on you.” Another posted, “as gimmicks go, this one is pretty cool.”

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