+ POOL Breakfast Talk is May 9th

The BWRC is proud to announce our + POOL Breakfast Talk. The event will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 8:30am – 10:00am, at CityTech (CUNY): 300 Jay Street, Room A632


 + POOL: A proposal for the World’s First Water-Filtering, Floating Pool, along Brooklyn Bridge Park with Carl Persak, naval architect for the project and Dong-Ping Wong, a founding member of + POOL

The goal of + POOL is to build a floating pool in the East River along the Brooklyn Waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park that will filter East River water to be clean enough to swim in. Like a giant strainer dropped into the river, + POOL would make it possible for everybody to swim in clean river water right here in NYC. + POOL is designed to filter the very river that it floats in through the walls of the pool. The layered filtration system will incrementally remove bacteria and contaminants to ensure nothing but clean, swimmable water that meets both city and state standards. No chemicals, no additives, just natural river water.

Presently the + POOL is monitoring water quality to prototype a filtration system. The +Pool could be open in the East River along Brooklyn’s Waterfront as soon as 2016.

Carl Persak is a principal for Persak & Wurmfeld and has more than fifteen years of engineering, naval architecture and design experience. He holds a Professional Engineer’s license in New York and is a graduate of Webb Institute where he also teaches.

Dong-Ping Wong is a partner at Family, a design firm based in New York City with a focus on productive civic and cultural architecture. He earned his Masters of Architecture from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley.


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