Posted: 11.14.13/16:31

PlayLab: The 25 Best Inventions of 2013

​Newly crowned YG11 winners PlayLab have something else to celebrate: Their +POOL has been included in TIME’s list of The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013.

From TIME: An Olympic-size pool designed to float in the less-than-crystal-clear East River, the Plus Pool kills two birds with one stone: it cleans the river water and gives New Yorkers a place to swim. Its unique filtration system scrubs the water as it floats through it, while its distinctive plus-sign shape isolates different wings for different activities. Designed by Dong-Ping Wong, Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, the pool could make it possible for New Yorkers to dive into clean river water for the first time in 100 years. So far the $15 million project has been funded by Kickstarter, but the team is still raising money to get the pool up and floating by the summer of 2016.

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