From thought to reality, Ann Buttenwieser was inspired by the floating baths of late nineteenth century New York. Establishing The Neptune Foundation, she moved forward with her mission to design and construct a prototype for a new generation of movable waterfront pools for recreationally underserved communities. The Foundation purchased a barge, which was retrofitted to include a half Olympic-size pool ~ and the rest is now history (and in a new book!)
The 82-foot long Floating Pool Lady, which holds 100,000 gallons of water when full, is open during the summer months in Barretto Point Park, the Bronx.
What does it take to put a project like this together? Listen to the complete story of how The Floating Pool Lady went from a thought to a drawing board and into the water with a free online event ~ Author, historian, waterfront planner and activist, Ann Buttenweiser will be speaking about this incredible project and her book on Monday, June 21st from 6:00-7:00pm (organized by The Skyscraper Museum) ~ Register Here.
Read this delightful article about Ann Buttenwieser, a living landmark!
Swim for free on The Floating Pool Lady located at Barretto Point Park, Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue in the Bronx.