Crowdfunded NYC Public Pool To Be Built One Tile At A Time [Pics]
+POOL is a water-filtering swimming pool which has launched a campaign to let the public buy a piece that will cover it’s surface.
+POOL wants to make it possible for everybody to swim in the water-filtering swimming pool in NYC’s river, and a newly launched Kickstarter campaign enables the public to reserve a tile and own a piece of the project. The Tile By Tile campaign places backers’ names or messages on one of the 70,000 tiles that will cover the pool’s surface and also gives them first dibs to check out the completed project.
The +POOL is slated for a 2016 opening and if every tile is claimed, the entire $15 million construction budget will be funded, making it the largest kickstarted civic project to date. The typical +POOL tile is available for $199 (early birds can get one for $149) and can be engraved with a name or message of up to 50 characters.