A new glass-bottomed pool in Texas lets brave bathers look down at the street a heart-stopping 40 storeys below.
The “Sky Cantilever Pool” is making headlines for Market Square Tower, a new apartment building in downtown Houston. Constructed using eight-inch-thick Plexiglass, the bottomless portion of the pool extends a full 10 feet past the side of the building, allowing swimmers to experience the sensation of “floating on air.”
If you think it’s a harmless thrill that you can stomach, watch the Facebook video of the view straight down, and then maybe think again.
Market Square Tower’s sky pool was modelled after a similarly cantilevered pool at the Inter Continental Hotel at Festival City in Dubai, with one important difference: Dubai’s version is only four storeys up, so guests on the walkway below have a crystal-clear view of whoever is bathing directly above.