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Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium
POSTED 09 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising target.

The Roundhouse Aquarium, which was built on the end of the 100-year-old iron pier, will benefit from a complete refurbishment, with the US$4m (£3m, €3.4m) project being led by Cambridge Seven Associates.

Michael Greenberg, CEO of the global shoe company Skechers, led the appeal for funds, raising over US$1.5m (£1.12m, €950,000) through a foundation set up in memory of his late son, Harrison. The local community raised a further US$1.75m (£1.31m, €1.49m).

The exterior of the roundhouse will not be changed beyond a fresh coat of paint and new doors, windows and roof, but inside the aquarium will be completely updated and modernised, with new tanks, displays, learning stations and multimedia interactives.

About 250,000 people visit the small attraction every year, which survives on donations to maintain the structure and care for the animals.

The renovation works could be completed by May 2018.
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Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium
POSTED 09 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising target.

The Roundhouse Aquarium, which was built on the end of the 100-year-old iron pier, will benefit from a complete refurbishment, with the US$4m (£3m, €3.4m) project being led by Cambridge Seven Associates.

Michael Greenberg, CEO of the global shoe company Skechers, led the appeal for funds, raising over US$1.5m (£1.12m, €950,000) through a foundation set up in memory of his late son, Harrison. The local community raised a further US$1.75m (£1.31m, €1.49m).

The exterior of the roundhouse will not be changed beyond a fresh coat of paint and new doors, windows and roof, but inside the aquarium will be completely updated and modernised, with new tanks, displays, learning stations and multimedia interactives.

About 250,000 people visit the small attraction every year, which survives on donations to maintain the structure and care for the animals.

The renovation works could be completed by May 2018.
MORE NEWS
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma
V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed.
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction
Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway.
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities.
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Renovation work starts on Manhattan Beach's pier aquarium
POSTED 09 Dec 2017 . BY Alice Davis
A historic pier and aquarium on Manhattan Beach, California, is undergoing a major renovation after reaching its fundraising target.

The Roundhouse Aquarium, which was built on the end of the 100-year-old iron pier, will benefit from a complete refurbishment, with the US$4m (£3m, €3.4m) project being led by Cambridge Seven Associates.

Michael Greenberg, CEO of the global shoe company Skechers, led the appeal for funds, raising over US$1.5m (£1.12m, €950,000) through a foundation set up in memory of his late son, Harrison. The local community raised a further US$1.75m (£1.31m, €1.49m).

The exterior of the roundhouse will not be changed beyond a fresh coat of paint and new doors, windows and roof, but inside the aquarium will be completely updated and modernised, with new tanks, displays, learning stations and multimedia interactives.

About 250,000 people visit the small attraction every year, which survives on donations to maintain the structure and care for the animals.

The renovation works could be completed by May 2018.
 


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