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Making a splash: Developer reveals infinity pool at record height atop swanky Downtown tower

Oasis in the clouds: The sky-high swimming hole will offer swimmers sweeping views of Manhattan.
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Talk about a high dive!

Residents of the 68-story tower going up at the massive City Point complex in America’s Downtown can float among the clouds in an infinity pool that will be the highest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, a spokeswoman for the developer announced Monday.

The elevated swimming hole on the building’s rooftop will sit 680 feet above the ground, offering those who jump in its heated water a sweeping glimpse of the distant isle of Manhattan, the rep for builders Extell Development said. It will be designed in a way that allows its water to slip over the building’s edge, giving it the illusion of being borderless or stretching to “infinity.”

The high-in-the-sky facility is so ground-breaking that it soars above the record another heavenly pool set when it opened atop a hotel in Singapore at nearly 500 feet, according to the rep.

Swimmers can take a dip above Downtown from spring through fall once the pool is built, and other amenities atop the tower will include a sun deck, a dining area, changing rooms and showers, a movie theater, and an observatory, all of which will be designed by Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects, the spokeswoman said.

Extell plans to launch sales for the high-rise’s 458 condominiums — which range from studios to three-bedrooms and start at $840,000 — in March, according to the rep, who said construction is slated to finish in 2020.

The luxury skyscraper at 138 Willoughby St., designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, will join two shorter towers at the City Point megadevelopment on Flatbush Avenue Extension between Willoughby Street and DeKalb Avenue, as well as an entertainment and shopping center that counts Trader Joe’s, Dekalb Market Hall, and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as tenants.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Nice view: Extell Development is buliding an infinity pool at a record height atop its 68-story tower at Downtown’s City Point complex.
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