President Trump once dismissed the London neighbourhood of Nine Elms as “lousy” and “horrible.” Mr. Trump made his remarks in 2018, after the American Embassy left its historic base in upscale Mayfair for a newly constructed building 3 miles south. Today, Nine Elms is emerging as one of London’s hottest real-estate markets. The 561-acre tract of formerly industrial land beside the Thames is luring big tech names like Apple Inc., an American book publisher and luxury hotel operators. The district will soon be home to what a developer says will be the world’s first “sky pool,” which will sit suspended between two towers.
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