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Coney Island Stocking Up on Cold-Blooded Killers

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We don't get to run aquarium renderings that often here at Curbed HQ, and when that opportunity presents itself, you bet your dorsal fin we're taking it. Coney Island's New York Aquarium has announced a $100 million "Sea Change" plan that will turn its single shark tank filled with 90,000 gallons of water and eight sharks into two tanks filled with 600,000 gallons of water and 30 sharks! There will also be other refurbished areas and new exhibits and blah blah blah. Sharks!!! Just over $40 million has been earmarked for the project by the city, and additional fundraising is about to kick off. Mayor Bloomberg sees this as another part of the ambitious Coney Island redevelopment plan (revised estimated completion: 2326), with the bonus being that he doesn't have to pay off a greedy land speculator to get this step accomplished.