1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Shedd Aquarium Society
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Original Aquarium: 1930; Abbott Oceanarium: 1991; Wild Reef: 2003
Original building: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White; Abbott Oceanarium: Lohan Associates (1991); Abbott Oceanarium re-imagined: V.D.T.A. (2009); Wild Reef: E.H.D.D.
Shedd Aquarium is one of oldest and most respected aquariums in North America. The Aquarium cares for more than 32,000 animals, and maintains the most diverse aquatic collection in the world, with more than 1,500 species. Shedd Aquarium is dedicated to conservation education, animal care, and conservation science and research. As Chicago’s top tourist attraction and the most attended US Aquarium in 2012, the Aquarium welcomes more than 2 million guests annually. Shedd Aquarium is an economic contributor and is the crown jewel of Chicago’s cultural attractions. From the design perspective, the Aquarium is designated a national landmark, and boasts many unique architectural features, including the Georgia marble clad exterior and rare Tiffany fixtures.
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