5. There Are Plans for a Giant Filtering Pool in the East River

Rendering via + POOL

For those awaiting something a little more world-class than a barge pool, + POOL is a proposed floating pool whose walls will filter millions of gallons of the East River daily. It’s designed in partnership with a team of engineers at ARUP and designers at IDEO, with the aid of an impressive list of advisors, who range from senators to Olympic swimmers.

Paul Kelterborn, one of the project’s board members told Untapped “+ POOL is one of the most exciting new grassroots ideas for making NYC more livable. It simultaneously cleans the river–one of our city’s best assets–while creating an incredible new amenity that is fun and innovative. New York is a crowded place and so pushing ourselves to rethink boundaries is brilliant!”

Read more about + POOL here.