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Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), owner of St. Louis Union Station, announces that St. Louis-based PGAV Destinations will design the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, the next phase of development at the National Historic Landmark train station in downtown St. Louis.
The highly anticipated project is currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2017 with an anticipated completion in summer 2019. The aquarium’s professional operator will be announced at a later date.
The 65,000-square-foot St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will be located in the former mall area within St. Louis Union Station. The $45 million attraction will feature one-of-a-kind exhibits and tanks with one million gallons of water housing thousands of aquatic species from the rivers and oceans of the world.
The new grizzly bear exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo is 90 percent complete and expected to open in September, zoo officials said.
Two young grizzlies currently housed at a zoo in Montana will be brought to the new Grizzly Ridge exhibit here sometime this summer, although officials did not know an exact date.
The new visitor center at the Arch will be expanded by 46,000 square feet and include more space for educational opportunities and private events. The new museum under the Arch will include all new interactive and engaging exhibits that tell the story of America’s westward expansion and the important role that St. Louis played. The design reflects the importance of comfortable and equitable use by people of diverse preferences and abilities. Project partners released a new video of the expanded visitor center and museum exhibit detailing the experience that will be in place in 2018 for visitors.