The New York Aquarium’s new $15 million pool will open on Monday.
The facility is part of a $1.8 billion plan to transform New York’s riverside, parks, and green spaces into a destination for visitors and residents.
The $150 million project, dubbed the Aquarium on Park Avenue, is scheduled to open on March 1.
Its opening comes as the city grapples with a massive influx of illegal immigrants and other foreign visitors, many of whom have been accused of drug use, violence and assaults.
The aquarium’s new pool, the biggest in the city, is the first of its kind in the country.
It will house five giant pools that will have water capacity of nearly 12,000 gallons, with three separate pools, two with 20,000 and three with 35,000.
It’s designed to be a public swimming spot, but it will be closed to the public.
New Yorkers will have to pay an admission fee of $15 to access the pools, which will be opened to the general public at the same time as the new pool opens.
The admission fee will be refundable for residents of New York, who can visit the new facility while supplies last.
The Aquarium will have a reception area and a restaurant with live music.
The new facility will be open to the media, as well as for guests who can’t visit the Aquarius Pool or the Aquarion Pool, but can enter through the main entrance.
The Aquarium is the latest in a long line of aquariums that have been built in the United States.
In 2008, a pool in Los Angeles was the world’s largest, and it was one of the first aquariums built in New York.