Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center has clinched the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Acrylic Panel, measuring 32.88 meters wide x 8.3 meters high x 750 mm thick, and weighing 245, 614 kg!
The acrylic viewing panel surpasses the current Guinness World Record holder, Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan. The new record is expected to be featured in the upcoming edition of the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010.
This is an artist’s impression of how the aquarium is going to look like.
At 750 mm thick, the acrylic viewing panel is built to withstand the enormous pressure of 10 million litres of water used in the aquarium, but transparent enough to give visitors clear views of the 33,000 plus marine animals on display.
The Aquarium’s 180-degree glass walkthrough tunnel makes for incredible close-encounter experiences with some of the most fascinating underwater animals on the planet. A special ‘lunar-cyclic’ lighting system will change the ambience of the tank depending on the time of day.
Dubai Mall, home to this aquarium, will be open to public on November 4.
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Source: Gulf News