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The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Ann L. Buttenwieser


Why on earth would anyone want to float a pool up the Atlantic coastline to bring it to rest at a pier on the New York City waterfront? This book recounts the author's triumphant adventure that started in the bayous of Louisiana and ended with a self-sustaining, floating swimming pool moored in New York Harbor. When the author decided something needed to be done to help revitalize the New York City waterfront, she reached into the city's nineteenth-century past for inspiration. The author wanted New Yorkers to reestablish their connection to their riverine surroundings and she was energized by ... More

Keywords: New York City waterfront, New York Harbor, floating swimming pool, Barretto Point Park, innovative public projects, modern urban landscape, The Floating Pool Lady

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501716010
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann L. Buttenwieser, author