The total cost of construction will cost $ 65 million.
In downtown Gulfport (Mississippi, USA) will build a huge aquarium. The construction will be engaged in architecture and construction firm “Eley Guild Hardy”. The creators of the aquarium claim that it will be truly unique.
Last week was presented the design of the aquarium was presented to the public. The presentation was held in a vacant lot near the Gulfport Harbor. The event gathered more than 200 people, among whom were mayor Billy Chavis and Governor Phil Bryant.
A representative of the company “Eley Guild Hardy”, David Kimmel said that most of the aquariums housed within one building. However, the aquarium in Mississippi will be a design of four buildings having an open exposure with access to the coast.
Visitors can watch the aquarium through acrylic wall. In addition to internal artifacts, there will be exterior. For animals organised by the special climate, corresponding to their habitat. Through the aquarium planned for the river with fresh water, which will be inhabited by alligators, otters, river fish and many others. For the dolphins will be assigned to a separate pool at the opposite end of the project. The project is expected to be the main building, which will consist of three levels.
Kimmel noted that acrylic is a wonderful material, which will make people completely immersed in the atmosphere of the exhibition, equipped in the campus. The campus will also have an exit building, aviary and building support responsible for the quality of water and other life support systems.
In the city hall Gulfport noted that the city has already collected $ 40 million for construction. Another 20 million will be required for the purchase of exhibits. The mayor, Billy Chavis hopes that the funds will come from the legislature. Also covers support for independent sponsors. To make monetary assistance, everyone can. Details of contributions will be published in two weeks, according to online privacy edition reCensor.ru.
It is expected that construction will begin in spring 2017. Architect David hardy, which is concurrently the Director of firm “Eley Guild Hardy”, personally worked on the project. He said that the aquarium should be filled with animals by the fall of 2018, and is open to the public in early 2019. Its area shall be 4.5 acres. After opening, the aquarium will seek accreditation from the Association of zoos and aquariums in accordance with the rules of maintenance and care for the animals.