Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WKYC: Developer teams with Marinescape to build aquarium in Cleveland's Flats

WKYC: Developer teams with Marinescape to build aquarium in Cleveland's Flats

It looks like Cleveland is finally getting that aquarium everyone has been talking about for years. The location in the Flats inside the Powerhouse as part of the Nautica complex is an interesting choice and could really be a great boost to the economic redevelopment of that area. Personally, I think the projected attendance numbers as stated in this article (400k-500k visitors annually) seems incredibly ambitious, especially given the current economic climate, but the concept is strong.

I like their decision to include Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River freshwater exhibits, which will add greatly to the overall educational impact of the project and go beyond the saltwater reef "wow-factor".

It is exciting news and could potentially be another cultural gem here in Cleveland. I look forward to watching this project develop.

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  1. Glass sculpter Dale Chihuly should be commissioned to create a spectacular chandelier for the new aquarium (Google: Chihuly chandeliers). It would add breathtaking beauty, artistic prestige and additional interest to the project. -Guytano Parks

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