Are You Gutsy Enough To Swim 75 Feet In The Air In This Hanging Glass-Bottom Pool?
Are you ready to take your swimming to the next level? If you are, why not check out this glass-bottom pool that’s suspended 75 feet from the ground in Honolulu?
This glass-bottom swimming pool is a striking feature of Anaha, a 40-story residential building located at the heart of the vibrant Kaka’ako district of Oahu, Honolulu. The 857,000-square-foot tower that houses 311 condominium homes was designed by design and architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), and has transformed what was once an industrial district into a 24/7 luxury community.
The pool hangs suspended from the top floor of one of the buildings and measures 75 feet long by 15 feet wide. It certainly makes for a perfect central focus to the residential building since Anaha, which translates to “reflection of light,” was designed to play with the elements of light and water in mind.
The water in the pool is actually saltwater so it’s less harsh than most chlorinated pools and makes for a crystal clear view of what’s below. The view from the pool is breathtaking and creates an illusion of floating in the air—but it certainly is not for the faint of heart!
The rest of the residential building is just as breathtaking and luxurious, with the units equipped with ceiling-to-floor glass walls that gives spectacular views of the district.
To marry its design and concept with the local features, a 80-feet by 15-feet “living wall” is also installed with 8,000 tropical plants to greet anyone as they walk through the front doors. And at the ground floor is a specialty restaurant by Chef Peter Merriman, which offers locally grown ingredients and recipes that speak of the cultural diversity and beauty of Hawaii.
Top view of the Anaha compound
Images from SCB