I am proposing a new public institution, a waterfront aquarium, along with a waterfront promenade, to be located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This new development will be linked to an existing park, ferry terminal, and an Amtrak train station, along with two other proposed parks. This project will help support urban revitalization in the city. It is based off of several similar projects such as the National Aquarium located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor district, and the Adventure Aquarium located on the Camden Waterfront. These projects include an aquarium as the centerpiece of their waterfront-based renewal scheme. This new public institution will help bring people into the city, give the residents of the city something new and exciting to do, generate taxes for the city through ticket sales, and educate the public about the wonders of aquatic wildlife.
Devenney, Ryan, "Waterfront Revitalization: Bridgeport Aquarium and Waterfront Promenade" (2011). Architecture Theses. Paper 70.