WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) — The New York City Department of Buildings is pouring cold water on plans for an unapproved rooftop pool in Brooklyn.
They discovered a 480-square-foot pool built on a roof in Williamsburg without permits or professionals involved in the installation.
The pool was discovered on Tuesday, and the DOB ordered it drained and removed that day.
At 30×16 feet wide and 4 feet deep, the pool was holding nearly 60 tons of water on the roof of the occupied building.
The DOB said the building housed a day care center on the third floor.
Officials are reminding anyone who would like to have a pool to look into the proper permits required.
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