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Milwaukee County Zoo - Adventure Africa - Elephant exhibit

Adventure Africa – Phase 1, Elephants and Mixed Specie Exhibits

Jun 28, 2019

A commitment to improving the zoo’s elephant exhibit, which began in 2013, was finally realized in May 2019. On May 4th, the Milwaukee County Zoo opened phase one of Adventure Africa. The new 1.6-acre outdoor exhibit includes a variety of enrichment activities such as a simulated earth bank watering hole large enough to accommodate three…

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo – Warthog Exhibit

Jun 7, 2019

African Adventure, Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s signature African exhibit area, now includes a new addition with the warthog habitat opening. The exhibit was implemented in formerly unused zoo property across from the lions. The new ¼ acre warthog yard provides an expansive space, but also boasts several interesting animal enrichment items. COST’s preconstruction group worked alongside…

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New Theme Attraction Debut

May 10, 2019

Busch Gardens newest attraction, Tigris, opened to the public in April 2019. The ancient theme ruin roller coaster attraction includes more than an 1,800-linear foot track with a 150-foot skyward surge and an inverted roll. The coaster propels riders at 60 miles per hour.* A ruin monument sign, composed of simulated blocks and heavy timber…

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Aquariums at Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Headquarters

Apr 26, 2019

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) recently opened its new headquarters in Oklahoma City. The previous office building was heavily damaged by a tornado in May 2013. The headquarters offers additional office space and new aquariums and dioramas that cater to outdoor enthusiasts. Oklahoma-based Beck Design, the architect of record, hired COST to assist…

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Exterior GFRC Fossil Panels At The ICR Discovery Center

Exterior GFRC Fossil Panels at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History

Apr 12, 2019

As crews race to finish the interior work at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History, the building exterior is now complete. The contemporary building showcases replications of fossilized species along the north wall. Each 12’ by 12’, approximately 3,500 lb. glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) fossil panel was meticulously sculpted by COST artisans.…

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Simulated tree feature at Soboba Casino

Mar 8, 2019

The new Soboba Casino has opened its doors for business. The facility, located in San Jacinto, California, boasts a new 140,000 sq. ft. casino complete with multiple restaurants and a 200-room hotel. Soboba offers all the latest casino amenities in a first-class environment. The Tree Bar is just one of the offerings for patrons to…

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Tree of Sports, Sixty-Foot Tall Simulated Tree

Feb 28, 2019

The $38.5 million, seven-acre, Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana opened to eagerly awaiting sports fans and museum patrons. The space consists of twelve outdoor exhibits, including a miniature baseball field, hockey rink, football field, race car tracks, basketball courts, and the Pete and Alice Dye Golf Experience.…

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Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo 2

Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo

Jan 10, 2019

The latest exhibit at the Stone Zoo, Caribbean Coast, completes the second phase of the new entry and welcome plaza project. This $4 million upgrade features four distinctive areas. Flamingo Flats, a 6,400 square foot walk-through aviary with American Flamingos, Scarlet Ibis, Macaws, and endangered Jamaican Iguanas. Caribbean Coast offers the only exhibit in New…

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The Guardian Sculpture Unveiled at Bear River Casino

Nov 21, 2018

The newly installed Guardian sculpture was recently unveiled on November 12th, 2018. The massive 17-foot-tall, 3,000-pound Guardian Bear rests in front of the Bear River Casino Hotel in Loleta, CA. The bear is dedicated to the memory and honor of Bear River Band tribal elder leaders. It allows past elders to watch over their people…

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