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A Pool in the River

This <em>Kickstarter</em> campaign is hoping to raise money to build a floating pool in the waters around New York City that use and filter river water to provide a public swimming facility.
June 18, 2011, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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The organizers are trying to raise $25,000 for the project, which began as an idea last year and quickly gathered steam as engineers and planners saw potential.

"What we hadn't anticipated was that within the first few days over 50,000 people had shown interest in the project and we were fielding calls left and right about how to make this pool a reality. At the end of the first week, we got a call from Arup, one of the most innovative engineering firms in the world (and frankly, a firm we never thought we'd even get a chance to talk to) who basically said, "look guys, you've got something new here, and we want to help you make it happen." Arup offered to donate their resources and it was at that moment that we realized that this thing was really going to happen."

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Published on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Kickstarter
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