Miami recently broke ground on the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which incorporates a planetarium, science galleries, and a wildlife center. But its most striking feature is a shark-filled aquarium with an underwater viewing window located on the atrium’s ceiling in the dinning area.
Designed by Grimshaw Architects, and in addition to the 600,000 gallon aquarium that will allow visitors to taunt sharks and other sea life, the museum will incorporate state-of-the-art green building techniques and self-sustaining features. It should also be a boom for the city’s tourist industry, since nothing draws in people like captive predators looming over their lunch.
This is one of the most radical designs we have ever come across, but think the new $275 million facility will be the talk of the town. It is being built from the ground up with a projected completion date of early 2015.