In one of the more surprising building code violations that have emerged recently we find that someone had the idea of putting a pool on the roof of a building in Brooklyn, in order to cool themselves off in the torrid weather that we’ve been having.
The New York City Department of Buildings tweeted a photo of an illegal pool that was found on the rooftop of a Williamsburg building. The department said that the 480-square-foot pool, which was not built up to code, had the capacity to hold 60 tons of water.
The building on Flushing Avenue where the pool was found is not equipped to support that kind of weight, the DOB said, hence why it was ordered to be torn down.
The department said the pool was installed without proper permits or professional construction.
Footage from Wednesday afternoon showed the pool still up, but all the water had been drained.