Construction continues on the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, designed by Grimshaw Architects, where all sorts of fascinating scientific thingies will be packed together in a building that doesn't seem as nearly as big as it really is. A huge shark tank will be suspended over a large gallery that doubles as a rentable hall, with a ridiculously large translucent oculus separating the two. The floor level of that gallery, as well as support beams to hold up the future tank, can be seen in these photographs. Inside the gallery will be such wonders as an "electricity generating" dance floor.
Two rectangular masses are rising on either side of the future tank structure, containing exhibition spaces, permanent and traveling exhibits, a learning center, and a museum cafe. Between the two rectangular masses, a spherical planetarium has begun to take shape. And it will all be connected by outdoor breezeways that channel bay breezes and create highly permeable interior-exterior spaces connecting the science museum with the future Museum Park beyond.