"Ocean Wonders: Shark" Exhibit at the New York Aquarium Opens!
VJ Associates, as part of The Portico Group’s team, provided cost estimating services for the new "Ocean Wonders: Shark" exhibit at the New York Aquarium on Coney Island. Some of the key features of this project are a 500,000-gallon tank, a walk-through tunnel where visitors are surrounded by ocean life, and a green roof with plants, trees, small tank exhibits, a touch-tank, and views of the ocean. The new exhibit opened last month, full article here.
National Capital Planning Commission Approves the Final Smithsonian South Mall Campus Master Plan
The National Capital Planning Commission approved the final Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus Master Plan on June 7th. VJ Associates provided cost estimating as part of the team that developed the proposed master plan. The proposal had three primary goals: to improve and expand visitor services and education; to create clear entrances and connections between the museums and gardens; and to replace aging building mechanical systems that have reached the end of their lifespan. The centerpiece of the proposed South Mall Master Plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian Castle, full article here.