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BEAT THE SHOE! (Vote Pool Today)60,000 New Yorkers came down, cooled off and swam laps in a spectacular setting during the inaugural season of the Floating Pool: a dramatic, 260-foot... Click here for more. (Advertisement)

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...floating swimming pool built into a repurposed barge and parked free for public use in New York Harbor this summer.

The Floating Pool is a wonderful example of adaptive reuse, elegant green design and the virtue in dreaming BIG for urban public parks projects. She's been nominated for the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt People's Choice Design Award and a motivated public has rallied steadily to lift her into second place, behind a well intentioned canvas shoe. Your free, quick vote at:


will send her over the top and help make a compelling argument for similar public projects around the country and around the world. For more background and a heck of a back story, please take a minute to visit her web site at http://floatingpool.org

Thank you Apartment Therapy readers! You have shown steady support to this realization of an unlikely dream come true for all New York!

The voting deadline is today. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6pm

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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