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EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea aquarium
Yeosu, South Korea
Facts: The largest aquarium in South Korea opened to the public last week, featuring R-Cast® acrylic windows from Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. (RPT). RPT earned an award of appreciation for completing the entire aquarium ahead of schedule and in time for the opening of EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea this May. The aquarium features a total of more than 50 R-Cast® acrylic windows from RPT, including a 20 foot (6.1m) diameter underwater acrylic room connected by two tunnels. The underwater room has a domed roof and walls all made out of clear R-Cast® acrylic to allow visitors 360 degree views of the aquatic life surrounding them. Each tunnel angles downward into the room, with the longest tunnel measuring just more than 24 feet long (7.3m). “All the windows we designed and manufactured were for the purpose of offering unique experiences or sprawling views into the underwater ecosystems,” said Roger R. Reynolds, III, CEO of RPT. “We designed the exhibits to impress guests – either with panoramic views or with actually being submerged in the exhibit with fish swimming in front of, over, under, and around you.” In fact, the largest R-Cast® acrylic aquarium panel on site measures 56 feet long (17m), nearly 23 feet tall (7.0m), and is nearly 20 inches thick (508mm). That’s approximately the size of one and a half average length city busses.
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