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A 50,000 gallon "aquarium" in the sky

By Leonard Ho - Posted Aug 21, 2015 09:00 AM
Nine Elms is an upcoming luxury apartment building in London (UK) that will feature a Sky Pool: a mammoth 90 ft L x 19 ft W acrylic box suspended over two adjacent high-rise apartment complexes.



Infinity pools are so passe

The Sky Pool's overall height is ten feet but it will only be filled to four feet, which totals approximately 50,000 gallons of water.  That's a whole lot of water to suspend in the air!   Eight inch thick acrylic is all that prevents all that water (and any swimmers) from a catastrophic ten-story water-ride-from-hell.

While inspired by aquariums, the architects have no plans to make this pool into a fish tank.  Still, aquarists can daydream about the ultimate look-up aquarium.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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