Swimming the Big Apple
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo attract boatloads of offbeat money-raising projects. Some are outright jokes, some are truly bizarre, and some get successfully funded even though they seemed doomed to fail.
It's been decades since people could swim in New York's rivers. But that could change with the successful funding of Plus Pool, a swimming pool floating on the East River.
Offering stunning cityscape views, the cruciform pool would have a filtration system in its walls to clean thousands of gallons of river water per day. A second Kickstarter campaign to realize this unique leisure facility netted more than $270,000 in July. If prototype tests go well, New Yorkers could be river swimming in summer 2016.
September 4, 2013 7:59 AM PDT
Photo by: Kickstarter
| Caption by: Tim Hornyak
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