From Houston mag via arch-ive:

Famous waters from all over the world – the seven seas, lakes, rivers, puddles and ponds – flowed into Houston in a steady stream all summer long until the city could truly be called a blue-sky pool of sky-blue waters.

At least, Ben Milam Hotel’s new pool – shimmering in the middle of a roof-top’s tiles and windscreened terrace – belongs to the world. It became the world’s most international body of water during three-day opening ceremonies in August.

Festivities featured some 18 bottles, jugs, jars, urns and ewers of water poured into the first hotel swimming pool in downtown Houston.

Their "program of improvements "eventually stopped: Demolition photos here. More on Texas Hero Milam, here.