This is exciting, we're beginning to see some real progress, folks! Here's just a taste of the changes happening behind the scenes.
The scaffolding has been removed from the inside of the tank while artists start creating the colorful, textured coral reef. Construction crews are installing dazzling new lighting at the top of the tank. And visitors will notice some exciting changes on the exhibit path.
|The familiar spiral is back! One of the most dramatic changes in the building is the removal of the construction screen that had been covering the Giant Ocean Tank.|
|Workers are putting the finishing touches on the west wall, which will be covered with shark silhouettes.|
|By the end of the week, the scaffolding will come down off the ramps.|
The changes will be happening fast and furiously from now until the Giant Ocean Tank reopens in early summer. Stay tuned, we'll be keeping the News Blog updated with pictures, videos and information from behind the scenes of the Aquarium's transformation. In the meantime, be sure to look for all the new animals that are temporarily living on the ground floor of the Aquarium!