AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

Location Long Beach, CA
TONNAGE 366 Tons
COMPLETION DATE 2019
SCOPE Structural Steel, Misc. Steel, Steel Erection

The expansion opened in 2019 and houses an immersive theater, additional special exhibition and art galleries, and increased space for live animal exhibits within a curvaceous facade clad with a grid of privacy glass of various shades. It used 350 tons of structural steel and 4,831 connection bolts to hold it all together–all delivered from North Dakota in 30 truckloads. Right angles are virtually nonexistent in the framing, which achieves a curved aesthetic without curved steel.