The NY Sun reports that the New York Aquarium has selected a plan for its redesign. The Wallace Roberts & Todd and Cloud 9 design has a dramatic "wavy, cage-like enclosure." NY Times critic Nicholas Ouroussoff said it resembles a whale last October when the design, along with two others, were announced as finalists.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (which oversees the aquarium along with the city's zoos) is working on details of funding and construction with the Economic Development Corporation. With much of the revitalization of Coney Island still being worked out, what with Thor Equities's massive re-imagining of the area, Coney Island historian Charles Denson tells the Sun, "It's going to be one of the main attractions in Coney Island. There's not much less."
We hope the project works out - it's an exciting project that looks amazing. And it'll kind of match the West 8th Street subway station!