Unveiled on Tuesday, Brooklyn’s tallest residential tower, Brooklyn Point, gave way to the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. The pool is located on top of the 68-story tower featuring a sculptural façade with oversized windows at 138 Willoughby St.
Beating out Singapore’s 492-foot-high pool at the Marina Bay Sands for the title, Brooklyn’s all-new vertigo-inducing pool isn’t the highest in the world. The tallest infinity pool in the entire world is located at the Address Beach Resort in Dubai and stands at just over 964 feet high.
A creation by world-renowned architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, the project took over three years to complete, initially beginning construction in early 2018. The pool features mosaic glass tiles and is surrounded by lounge chairs for sunbathing and socializing on a Brazilian ipe-wood deck surrounded by planters filled with flowers, shrubs, and even trees. The pool deck will include outdoor showers, changing rooms, and plenty of space for al fresco dining. It will also come with its own stargazing observatory, and there will be open-air movie screenings.
With panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the heated pool will be open to residents of Brooklyn Point annually from the spring through the fall.