The Gulf Stream Tank Holds 500,000 Gallons of Water

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 30, 2014
References: frostscience.org & gizmag
A true engineering marvel, the Gulf Stream Tank is a massive aquarium that is set to form the centerpiece of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami. The project is part of the redevelopment of the Miami Science Museum, with the new iteration of the museum designed by Grimshaw Architects. The new museum is set to open in 2016.

The aquarium was created in one single, continuous pour of concrete that took 24 hours and 49 minutes, and will have a capacity of 500,000 gallons. It will be home to a number of deep sea creatures -- including hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and tuna -- that visitors will be able to view from top and bottom.

In addition to looking down into the surface of the 30-meter diameter tank, visitors will also be able to look into it through a 30-foot oculus.