Architecture

+ POOL: crowd-funded floating pool that filters New York’s East River

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!

A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River
A crowd-funded public pool in New York's East River

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Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she’s not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside.

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