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Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on $100M Expansion of Georgia Aquarium in Downtown Atlanta

A 1 million-gallon “interactive and immersive” shark tank exhibit will be the focal point of the expansion.

ATLANTA — Brasfield & Gorrie has broken ground on a 104,100-square-foot expansion of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Dubbed Expansion 2020, the project costs will total $100 million, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. A 1 million-gallon “interactive and immersive” shark tank exhibit will be the focal point of the expansion. The project will also include a new entrance and exit, office spaces, retail spaces, loading dock and new ticketing services. Since the aquarium’s 2005 opening, Brasfield & Gorrie has completed multiple expansions, including the ballroom renovation, dolphin expansion, multiple marine life holding projects, sea lion exhibit and the café renovation. Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie is collaborating with Peckham, Guyton, Alberts & Viets Architects on the project, which is slated for completion in late 2020. The aquarium will remain open during construction.

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