A new housing complex is coming to Coney Island, with what will be the neighborhood’s most dangerous residents: sharks!
The NYC Public Design Commission approved a new structure at the New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue and West 8th Street). The 50,000-square-foot facility, called “Ocean Wonders: Shark,” will feature 115 species of marine animals, including 40 sharks.
Among the plans for the aquarium’s new look is a spiral ramp that connects the facility to the boardwalk, built with a 1,000 feet of tiny aluminum squares that reflect light and move with the wind. The ramp will go from the interior of the structure and lead out to new gathering spaces along the boardwalk.
City Council shark, Domenic M. Recchia, is looking forward to his district’s newest residents.
“This exciting new shark exhibit will attract people from far and wide to visit the New York Aquarium,” he told Brooklyn Eagle. “It’s been a dream of mine to have a world-class shark exhibit at the New York Aquarium, and this brings us one step closer to making that dream a reality.”
In honor of our expected neighbors, here’s a bunch of shark stuff from around the interweb: