June 21, 2011
A + POOL supporter, Xi Huang emails to say:
Most of the pledges were under $100, but Xi Huang gave $2,500 — the largest contribution. A medical researcher who lives in Brooklyn, he said he read about the project on a Mandarin-language website and decided to help. “One day I’ll tell my kids, ‘Look this is something your dad helped to build,’” he said. Xi is also a private pilot, and he said he couldn’t shake the image of flying over the city and seeing a cross-shaped pool floating offshore.