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New England Aquarium East Wing Expansion

NE Aquarium Expansion

|   Boston MA
Overview: A new 89,000-square-foot, multi-level expansion of the New England Aquarium to more than double its current size. Located on the eastern, seaward end of the wharf, it will house major new permanent exhibits, as well as expanded dining and retail areas. The new exhibits will focus on New England coastal waters, integrating live animal exhibits with interactive and media technologies to create exciting, immersive experiences. The expanded facility features two major signature exhibits: a 550,000-gallon, two-level high Gulf of Maine tank and an Eastern Rocky Shore exhibit displaying three different species of seals. The new East Wing will integrate seamlessly with the existing Aquarium and offer additional exhibits on the Gulf Stream, the deep, estuaries, salt marshes, and watershed ecosystems.
Existing Building/Site: Seaward side of Central Wharf, connecting to the original 1969 Aquarium Building.

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New England Aquarium
89,000 GSF
$68M (estimated)
50/50 Joint Venture of TAMS/EHDD. Chris Iwerks served as Design Principal while with TAMS Architecture; exhibit design by THinc
Complete architectural services for design phases