Swim the river and clean it piece by piece

Swim the river and clean it piece by piece

It’s been seven years since the team behind +POOL proposed a seemingly outlandish idea: Why not create a floating pool that would reside in New York’s waterways and have the ability to filter the polluted water, cleansing the rivers piece by piece?

One major element of the +POOL—its final location—has yet to be announced, and updates on the project have been minimal since last summer. Designers are hoping to work with the city to allow for +POOL to live off one of the piers at Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the official line is that all options are still being considered.

While that’s being determined, the +POOL team has partnered with Heineken-sponsored “The Cities Project”, which will donate $100,000 to the cause once +POOL successfully garners 100,000 pledges on a new site, befittingly launched on Earth Day, SwimInTheRiver.com.

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