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How Great is Kickstarter at Remaking the Urban Landscape?

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The ability of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites to turn crazy design concepts into real-world products has been well documented, but a post at PSFK suggest these site's ability to support speculative building projects is also commendable. The article touches on three campaigns; the +Pool in New York, a fully-funded plan to place a floating and filtering pool in the East River; the Thames Bath Lido, a now-active proposal to launch a public pool in the Thames River in London; and the PopUP Forest, set to be installed in Times Square next summer. They all sound like great ideas, but does the promise of crowdfunded public works live up to the reality?

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