An Early Look at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Bold, Beautiful Expansion


An Early Look at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Bold, Beautiful Expansion
When the Aquarium of the Pacific opened in Long Beach nearly 20 summers ago, the city was bruised from the loss of a naval base, manufacturing jobs at McDonnell Douglas, and what would have been a multi-billion dollar Disney theme park. Since then, Southern California’s largest aquarium and the fourth most-visited in the U.S. has drawn nearly 2 million visitors to the beach city each year. Now the facility is rounding the bend on its first major expansion, a $53 million project that entered the planning phase 13 years ago. Called Pacific Visions, the biomorphic new wing will be clad in non-reflective blue glass meant to evoke sunlight rippling through water, while the shape of the building suggests the sinuous form of a whale. When… View Original Post The post An Early Look at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Bold, Beautiful Expansion appeared first on Los Angeles Magazine .

March 24, 2018 at 11:25PM
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