Adelphi's original Denton Corker Marshall design was considered groundbreaking in many aspects but the most startling feature of all appeared gravity defying - a glass-bottomed, cantilevered swimming pool that extended a full two metres beyond the building's periphery, to hover above Flinders Lane. Dawdling pedestrians looking up and daring swimmers looking down might just catch each other's gaze, separated only by nine storeys of open air.
It's hard to believe that Adelphi, acclaimed for its innovation and contemporary aesthetic, has charmed its guests for two decades. The change of ownership in 2013 prompted significant plans to also renovate and rejuvenate its iconic pool deck.
In order to do this, the pool deck is currently closed and will re-open on Friday, December 1st, just in time to make a splash this Summer!