Written by Steven Miller of Chusid Associates, this article chronicles the process of designing and installing a protective shell of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s largest tank. This million gallon tank required a new inner layer that would withstand the impact of large fish and fast currents, while resembling an endless ocean world. Designed and fabricated by Kreysler & Associates, the 1/4″ thick, 80 ft long expanse of FRP panels had to be designed without draining the tank, making exact measurements of the form difficult. The installation had to happen in one move, as draining a tank this large displaces many,many animals. Read the article to see more images and get the details of the project. Aquarium-Connect-11shm
Photo via Monterey Bay Aquarium.