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Glass-bottomed Pool 500 Feet Above Downtown Houston

(CNN)If spectacular heights give you that sinking feeling, then this is not the swimming pool for you.

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The clip shows a brave soul slipping their bare feet along the pool’s eight-inch-thick plexiglass bottom, which sits out 10 feet from the side of Market Square Tower.
It’s being billed as the tallest pool in Texas and the only glass-bottomed pool in Houston.
 
 
 

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Viewers around the world are split between wanting to plunge right in or grab their towel and run.
 
Anyone wanting to try it will have to befriend a resident though. The pool, which opened in October 2016, isn’t open to the public.

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The building was designed by Houston’s Jackson & Ryan Architects and is the centerpiece of a wraparound rooftop terrace with views of the Houston skyline and Buffalo Bayou Park.
For less gung-ho residents, there’s a second resort-style pool on a lower terrace. It’s not the only Houston pool to make a splash recently.
The 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston, which opened in December 2016, has a Texas-shaped lazy river and an infinity pool on its rooftop, 110 feet above street level.
Glass-bottomed Pool 500 Feet Above Downtown Houston
 

A lazy river in the shape of what?

 

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And if you’re looking for apartment buildings with that added extra, you could always try Chongqing, China.
Glass-bottomed Pool 500 Feet Above Downtown Houston
The southeastern city has been getting creative with its housing and transport solutions to accommodate its 49 million residents.
There’s a new 19-story apartment building which is not only close to the train station, but has a light-rail passenger train passing right through its middle.
There’s even a transit stop inside, on the sixth through eighth floors.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/travel/houston-glass-bottomed-pool-texas/index.html