The Miami Science Museum is due to get a swanky new home in 2015. On Friday morning, the first shovels hit the dirt to begin construction of the sleek, shiny, and green facility, which will boast its fair share of awesome design features.
For example, the mezzanine of the $250 million building will feature live sharks swimming overhead in a huge 60,000 gallon tank. The museum will also house sprawling gardens, outdoor seating areas, and a full-dome 3D Planetarium.
The structure will be run with an eye on sustainability. Rainwater will be collected on the roof and electrical power will come from a combination of wind and solar power.
For artists renderings of the new museum, check out this report in the Huffington Post.