London to get ‘world’s first’ infinity pool with 360-degree views

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For thrill-seeking swimmers, the chance to take a death-defying dip might not be far away. Plans to build a rooftop infinity pool — with 360-degree views of the London skyline — are in motion.

The designs for the 600,000-liter pool and 55-story building, named Infinity London, have been unveiled by Compass Pools. The designers claim the concept is a world-first, describing the structure as “the only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool.”

The pool will be made from cast acrylic and will feature transparent sides and floors, so visitors below will be able to see swimmers splashing around above them.

To keep views pristine, there are no stairs on the outside of the pool or the building — instead, a spiral staircase that rotates and rises through the water provides access for swimmers.

The designers envisage that the pool will sparkle like “jewel-topped torch” at night, with the building fitted with a collection of lights.

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