This year, we've had one of the hottest summers on record, but it's a rare treat that we get to cool off in the water. A team of designers, planners, and architects has conceptualized a solution to this problem in the form of a public works project that utilizes our virtually unswimmable city waterways.
A cross shape is the key component of the plan, as the pool can be cordoned off into areas for the separate functions of sports, laps, lounge, and kids. When longer lengths are required for swim meets and such, sections can be combined to accommodate all sorts of needs. Another great feature of the design is that many layers of filtering materials passively clean river water to safe levels for human use, so the structure basically acts like a massive strainer.
Although there are currently no plans to build such an amenity for New York, a movement toward starting the project is well underway. For more information, visit + Pool to see how you can get involved.