How a Giant Plus-Shaped Pool Could Make New York’s East River Safe For Swimmers


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As the heat of summer approaches, you might be seeking a refreshing dip in a local pool, pond, lake, or river, but jumping in to New York’s East River is probably not at the top of your list. However, designers Jeffrey FranklinArchie Coates, and architect Dong-Ping Wong are working on a project called +Pool, a giant plus-shaped pool that filters river water to create safe, clean water, that everyone can enjoy. They have raised over $300,000 on Kickstarter, but to get this giant plus-shaped floating pool in the contaminated waterway is no easy task.


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