Archive for the ‘Building Design’ Category

Missile Test

Posted on June 24th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

When building a science museum, you of course plan for what kind of science exhibits you will develop for the inside of the building. But it is important to remember that science affects the outside of the building too, in the form of rain, wind and even hurricanes. To help prepare for this, all the […]

The Gulf Stream Tank – Water and Concrete

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

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By: MiaSci

How impressive is the Gulf Stream Tank at our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (even before it’s finished)? Let us count the ways. 5 million Pounds of concrete needed to form the Living Core building, which houses the Gulf Stream aquarium tank 12 hours Amount of time to pour that concrete (over […]

Museum Team in South Africa

Posted on May 30th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

There is amazing talent, resources and technology all over the world, including right here at home in Miami. But sometimes, to find the best at a particular skill, you have to travel a little ways. Senior Museum staff recently traveled to South Africa to meet with a consortium of three firms selected for a major […]

Our Story in Concrete

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Concrete. The word itself may not initially excite much inspiration – unless you’re one of those who knows something about it. Then the word transforms into a series of interrelated things – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (“STEAM” in museum-speak). For the construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the precise science, engineering, […]

Big Brown Water Cisterns Make the Museum Greener

Posted on June 13th, 2013

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By: MiaSci

They are big, they are brown, and they make a difference! The new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is designed to be one giant exhibit, and this includes the stories of the science and technology involved in its construction. This last week one rather large and vital component was delivered to the site: […]

The New Museum on Channel 7 News!

Posted on February 15th, 2013

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By: MiaSci

Our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is making more and more progress at the construction site. On a recent Channel 7 News story, Museum COO Frank Steslow showed 7News around the construction site, talking about the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of the new Museum project, and pointing out some of the amazing […]