Blue horizons: London’s getting the world’s first sky pool

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No it’s a swimming pool!

Brought to you by a league of superhero engineers, architects, and aquarium builders lead by developer Ballymore, come 2017, Londoners are set to have a far more interesting vista than endless drizzle and grey clouds: we're talking about the world's first sky-high glass bottomed swimming pool.

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Suspended 10 storeys up between two apartment buildings in Battersea's uber-luxe development Embassy Gardens you'll find this mile high swim meet. Linking the rooftop-bar (and mini orange-grove) in apartment building one with its mirror image in building two, it's every water baby's dream. Don't fancy a dip? There'll also be a walkway. Or you could take it old school and tread between the two on the ground - enjoying the fish in the aquarium towering above. Sorry, make that swimmers in the pool up high.

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This aerial swim hole will be a modern engineering marvel, clocking in at 25 metres long by 5 metres wide and 3 metres deep, with transparent, how's-my-backstroke-looking glass throughout. Only open to residents, this is the one swim club we'd love to join, but with apartment prices starting at AUD$1.29 million, better start saving now.

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