The Sky Pool in London has generated some controversy this last week when it was known that, despite being in the luxury Embassy Gardens urbanization, not all residents can bathe in it.
According to the New York Times, some of London’s new developments are required to allocate a percentage of their homes to low-income residents.
At Embassy Gardens, these tenants occupy 260 homes out of 1,500 . Less wealthy tenants do not have access to the pool or some services because, according to the company that manages their homes, they do not pay a fee.
The longest transparent pool in the world
London’s Sky Pool can boast of being the longest transparent pool in the world . Images of this pool went viral on social media this week, which is located in the luxury Embassy Grdens development in London’s Nine Elms neighborhood . The project, which was revealed in 2015, hangs 10 stories high.
Made from transparent polymer, the 25-meter-long pool opened last month, now that temperatures are pressing enough for it to become a popular spot in the luxury development . The pool weighs around 61 tonnes , was transported to London on a three-week journey and took four years to build and six months to plan the design to install .
“It was an idea that really stood out and we found it very special,” said Sean Mulryan, CEO of Ballymore Group, the company that helped develop the Embassy Gardens residential complex. “Only technological advances allow us to do this. Swimming in it will make you feel like you’re floating in the air ”.
Embassy Gardens is in a South West London neighborhood that is undergoing a refurbishment. From the Sky Pool, bathers have views of the United States Embassy, the River Thames and the London skyline. If you look down, you can see the street no more and no less than 35 meters.