Posted Friday, October 20, 2006 10:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Less than a year after opening, the world's largest aquarium is getting a multimillion dollar makeover. The Georgia Aquarium broke ground this month on $13 million worth of improvements on a facility that has hosted more than 3 million visitors since it opened last November. Officials say the upgrades show their commitment to keeping the aquarium - a $250 million gift from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus - a world-class attraction for years to come.
Read more from AP via The Charlotte Observer.
Friday, October 20, 2006 2:14 PM
It sounds funny that they're pumping this much money in to renovations after just one year of operation, but really it's not much different from a park adding a $13 million dollar coaster the 2nd year.
Friday, October 20, 2006 5:11 PM
Except their not adding any attractions... they're fixing one attraction that was (apparently) designed badly and doing lots of other stuff it sounds like they should've done in the first place (Covered walkway, more storage, more filters...)
Saturday, October 21, 2006 12:32 AM
And with 3 million visitors, they certainly should continue to improve. Sounds like a pretty amazing place. I'd love to visit some day.
Saturday, October 21, 2006 2:01 AM
Jeff, the word 'amazing' to describe the Georgia Aquarium might not be suitable enough. If pictures could do it justice...then THESE
are the ones to look at. :)
Monday, October 23, 2006 4:04 PM
Wow, that's pretty spectacular. That huge tank made a whale shark look like a goldfish in a huge bowl.