Posts Tagged ‘shotcrete’

Aquarium Construction Complete at the Pacific Seas Aquarium, Point Defiance Zoo

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The new 35,000 sq. ft. Pacific Seas Aquarium, highlighting the Pacific Ocean ecosystem, opened to the public on September 7th. American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) members were able to visit the new aquarium as part of the annual AZA post-conference tour. The $51.6 million dollar project includes twenty new aquariums that house aquatic species…

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Otter Passage, Exhibit Fabrication at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo Otter Passage

Otter Passage, part of the overall new West Entry project, opened to the public in May. The project’s program includes the 2,000 sq. ft. otter exhibit, a new entrance to the zoo, concessions building, picnic area, and guest services complex. This exhibit’s thematic story revolves around river otters that have moved into an abandoned cabin.…

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Gorilla World Exhibit Fabrication at Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Gorilla World

After three years of planning and fundraising and two years of construction, the new Gorilla World has opened to the public. The project’s first phase included outdoor modifications that allowed for the new gorilla building. To further accentuate the exhibit’s rolling topography, the renovated exterior space showcases refinished rock, additional new simulated rockwork, authentic looking…

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Newly Renovated Water Feature at Discovery Canyon, Red Deer, Alberta

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The City of Red Deer opened the newly renovated tubing river as part of an overall $2.1M River Bend Golf and Recreation redevelopment plan in summer 2017. The tubing river was a regional attraction over the past thirty years but was in dire need of replacement. The river project required demolition and replacement of the…

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Arctic Tundra Exhibits, Lincoln Park Zoo

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The Lincoln Park Zoo recently opened the new $15 million Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit to the public. The new 11,000 square-foot exhibit includes both wet and dry Polar Bear habitats. The main view windows provide guests with a split-view from underwater and into the dry exhibit space from the same vantage point. Rock cliff…

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