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on one of the most popular attractions at the Toledo Zoo is swimming closer to
aquarium was closed in 2012 to begin a massive renovation project. On Friday,
workers reached a major milestone in the process.
installed 3,000-pound panels that will be a viewing gateway to the fish. And it
was no easy task.
high-intense sequencing process," said Rick Payeff, director of facilities at
the zoo. "We had to lift them through the roof because the panels wouldn't fit
through the building, so we have to keep an area of the roof off in order to
get the panels in."
officials say they are preserving the building's historical architecture as a
Works Progress Administration building constructed during the Great Depression,
while still providing new features.
think one of the highlights people will really enjoy is we are going to have a
touch tank, where you can actually touch some of the animals, which will be
really cool," said Andi Norman, director of public relations.
will be no extra charge to visit the aquarium and its new features when it
opens in the summer of 2015.
the new, renovated aquarium, we are going to have some exhibits that are
floor-to-ceiling glass, so seeing these animals is just going to be an
incredible experience," Norman said.
will be complete this summer, but the zoo will need time to move the fish into
their new home.