As of 4:50pm on December 31, 2012, installation of the new, steel-wrapped cement pilings below Pier 60 was complete—what a great way to ring in 2013 at the Aquarium! Work on the transformation of the exhibit is now in full swing. Crews have been busy demolishing the old tank and creating the framework for the new walls of the enlarged exhibit. Preparations are also under way for installation of the beams that will connect the new pilings. We’ll continue to update you on as construction progresses, and hope you’ll join us when we welcome Barney and Q into their exciting new home in June!
Check out our photos and time-lapse video of the project so far. For more details about the exhibit’s transformation, and to make a donation to help build it, click here.