Winter seems to have snuck into Cape Town and has made itself very comfortable! That said, the construction of our new large-scale exhibit is pressing ahead, albeit with a bit of hindrance from the weather.
Opening remains on schedule for December 2014.
The construction site is divided into sections:
Update on section one (the area directly between the One&Only Hotel and the Aquarium, facing the sea): All the roof and deck slabs have been cast and the electrical conduits have been installed. Construction has begun on the brickwork for the outer wall.
Update on section two (the actual exhibit and surrounding building): The only walls that have not been cast are those of the main window and the tunnel. These are scheduled for completion by the end of July as the acrylic windows are scheduled to be delivered from Italy at the beginning of August.
The Aquarium remains open and operational during the construction of our new exhibit. Please visit us every day between 9.30am and 6pm. Pedestrian access remains unhindered.
- Construction continues on our new exhibit
- Aquarium expansion: month three
- Aquarium expansion: month two
- Aquarium expansion: month one