The iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport will be reopening its doors to the public for the first time in decades this year, and when it does, there will be a rooftop infinity pool that overlooks runway 4L/22R. You may be scoffing at this right now, but push through that until you realize what this really is: this is awesome. Watching planes land and take off from "the busiest runways at JFK" while sipping on a cocktail poolside is a delightfully strange activity, if nothing else.
The rooftop infinity pool and the accompanying 10,000-square-foot observation deck at the TWA Hotel is going to be open every day of the year, starting May 15th, and once things get chilly the pool's temp will get cranked up. According to the press release, come winter, the 63-by-20-foot infinity edge pool "turns into a pool-cuzzi—the water can be heated up to 100 degrees!" And probably most important: the water is highly filtered and purified every 30 minutes (as opposed to the standard, which is every 6 hours).
The Pool Bar & Observation Deck will be run by the Gerber Group (who will also be running the lounge indoors), and they will offer a full kitchen and cocktails "including a Mile High Spritz (vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice and prosecco) and a Watermelon Collins (Aviation gin, watermelon and lemon juices, agave and club soda)." While any hotel guests are welcome to use the pool, non-hotel guests will need to make reservations.
Now you may be asking, "What about the noise?" Well, the press release promises (and press releases never lie), "Despite the heavy runway traffic at JFK's 128 gates, the deck is surprisingly quiet!"