City officials know how to sink a hook, so announced progress on the NY Aquarium's new makeover project during The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week", when everyone's spare attention is drawn by our favorite killers of the deep. The $150 million makeover of the aquarium will be centered around a new “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” building, in which visitors will be able to walk beneath a 500,000-gallon tank where sharks will swim around them on all sides. Pols were on hand to announce that the plans had gained approval and that funding was partially complete. Ground breaking will occur this October and a grand opening is planned for 2015.
Samuel L. Jackson rallies the troops against killer sharks:
Shark vs. Giant Octopus:
· Aquarium Rebaits Makeover Hook with Sharks Appeal [Curbed]
· Shark Week [Discovery]
· New York Aquarium [nyaquarium.com]