Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Georgia Aquarium - The Ocean View: How This Window Was Made...

At Georgia Aquarium, you have the privilege to see the "Ocean" from the perspective as you were inside a real ocean. It is a fantastic experience, specially if you have your kids with you, because most of us have no opportunity or courage to diving in the deeps of the ocean. But here, in the majestic Georgia Aquarium, you can have that experience without getting wet, and that's the best part.

I am going to transcribe how the window's wall on the ocean at Georgia Aquarium was made, and why acrylic was chosen instead of glass. Here it is:

  • Acrylic is up to 17 times stronger than glass.
  • The acrylic used on this window weighs 120 tons (108.9 metric tons).
  • The window area is 63 feet long (19.2 meters), 26 feet high (7.92 meters) and nearly 2 feet thick (0.6 m).
  • This window holds back 6,300,000 gallons (23,848,090 liters) of artificial seawater.
  • The window was made up of six panels by Nippura in Takamatsu, Japan.
  • Six panels chemically bonded onsite, and heat treated to 185*F (85*C) for a period of a month, make up this single view on the big Ocean. 


Cria said...

Show de bola este lugar !!

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