by Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Thursday 11 July 2013

This might just be the coolest idea we’ve ever heard of. The concept started out with a simple question: how can you make it possible for everyone to swim in clean river water in NYC? A group of NYC-based designers figured out a way to make this happen; create a floating pool that acts as a filtration system for the East River.

The giant plus sign-shaped pool will be built tile-by-tile, which is where Kickstarter comes in. You can help fund the project by purchasing a tile with your name on it that eventually will be a part of the pool. This massive civic project only has less than two days left to be funded, so purchase a tile and own a piece of history!