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10 of the best swimming pools to dive into

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It’s peak summer here in NYC. We’ve already survived one intense heatwave but know we are nowhere near done with humid nights, subway sweat, and the ever familiar putrid sidewalk trash aroma that descends upon the city from now through September. So if you can’t be in a pool, the second best thing is to look at photos of amazing pools from your desk at work. Via designboom.

whether its dipping your toes into a dramatically cantilevered body of water, or taking a dive into a glass-bottomed roof top, the best swimming pools are often the places where architects and designers have dreamt up the impossible. riffing on a feature that traces back to ancient civilisations, over time places to swim or bathe have been used to conduct religious ceremonies, offered a place to socialise, and of course, contained many a famous athlete, not to mention revolutionising a sense of hygiene that has developed over centuries.

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