The Architect’s Newspaper: Ahoy! Chicago Entrepreneur Wants to Park a Floating Pool in Lake Michigan

The Architect’s Newspaper: Ahoy! Chicago Entrepreneur Wants to Park a Floating Pool in Lake Michigan

By Chris Bentley / Renderings Space Architects + Planners

Party boats are common in Lake Michigan off the shores of Chicago’s more well to do neighborhoods. But local entrepreneur Beau D’Arcy wants to corner that market with Breakwater Chicago – a floating club and leisure destination anchored in the city’s downtown harbor year-round. The 33-year-old engineer told the Chicago Tribune he’s hoping to create the city’s “next Bean,” referencing Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture.

To launch the project, which will cost $23 million total, D’Arcy is seeking Kickstarter donations in the amount of $30,000 – one dollar for every square foot of Breakwater Chicago’s proposed plan. He hopes to take the vessel on its maiden voyage, as it were, by July 4, 2015…