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Glass-Bottomed Pool Offers Stunning View of 500-Foot Drop

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    A new apartment building in Houston is making waves with its rooftop pool.

    The 40-story tall Market Square Tower, in downtown Houston, houses the tallest clear, cantilevered pool in the country.

    Here's the scary (to some of us) part:

    An 8-foot portion of the pool projects over downtown Houston, 500 feet in the air.

    It is made of 5.5-inch thick clear acrylic plastic. 

    Engineering firm Walter P. Moore and Reynolds Polymer worked together to create this design, made to withstand hurricane conditions. They used special waterproof concrete and epoxy-coated rebar.

    The pool contains 62 cubic feet of water, with each foot weighing 250 pounds.