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This new ‘sky pool’ is a vertigo sufferer’s nightmare

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It's definitely not a relaxing swim.
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Move over, Eureka Tower. There’s a scary new sky deck in town.

A luxury apartment building in Texas has stunned the public with footage of its glass-bottomed rooftop pool, which allows swimmers to look straight down to the streets of Houston more than 150 metres below.

Market Square Tower, which boasts the pool on its 40th floor, posted the video in recent days and it has swept the globe.

The footage shows a brave resident appearing to walk on air when in fact they are stepping on almost invisible, 20-cm thick Plexiglass.

The glass part of the pool extends 304 cm over the side of the building.

It is reminiscent of the Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne — although that Australian landmark didn’t think to flood its observation room with water.

The tower’s website says it is “inspired by a swimming pool in Dubai”.

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Would you do it? Photo: Market Square Tower

Australians keen for a death-defying dip will need to shell out at least $2600 a month to rent in the tower – or $20,000 for a top floor penthouse.

The luxury apartments went on the rental market in November last year.

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Swimmers can look straight down 40 floors to the street below. Photo: Market Square Tower

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