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How to build a 21st Century aquarium (inside a 19th Century National Historic Landmark)

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Opening 2019, the construction of the new St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station has presented unique challenges to the team tasked with the creation of this ambitious new attraction. They are building a 21st Century aquarium inside a 19th Century, historic building. By Bryan Meyer, Project Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Building an aquarium is complicated.  But […]

Welcome to our St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Blog

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Work has started on a major new attraction in St. Louis, Missouri ‘ the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. Part of the $160 million family entertainment complex at the city’s National Historic Landmark train station, it is being designed by St. Louis-based architects PGAV Destinations and built by another local firm, McCarthy. The new […]

4 key trends driving the strategy of European theme park operators

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Another busy summer season has ended for European theme park operators. However they must remain focused on their strategic business development plans for the years to come. With the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) this week in Berlin here is a look at four key trends shaping the market. By Joseph Joy (right), Director, Strategic Accounts, […]

Theme park visitor expectations of technology differ the world over

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Understanding what visitors enjoy, and more importantly don’t, paints a unique picture for operators developing strategies to enhance and evolve their theme park technology offerings. By Mel Taylor, CEO, Omnico Group Visitor expectations demand an interactive, immersive and innovative experience. New research has revealed their biggest frustrations and how they think their experiences can be […]

An Immersive Tech-Tour of Europe ‘ Physically & Virtually

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“My bucket list is nearly empty. Sloshing around at the bottom was the burning desire drive the exciting roads through and over the Alps made famous by the infamous ex-boys of Top Gear.” Martin Howe takes a roadtrip to Paris for the 2015 Euromax conference followed by Ecsite in Trento.

A Notable Week in Tech

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What a week in tech! It started with the breakthrough achievement of a paraplegic with a mind controlled exo-skeleton taking the first kick of the world cup.

Plus grand, plus magnifique, plus sp cialis ‘ EAS 2013

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With the Euro Attractions Show 2013 on the doorstep, our team of IAAPA Europe is working long days to make sure everything will run smoothly in Paris. Our members and exhibitors deserve nothing less as they continue to support our growth. So once again we can proudly announce the biggest EAS exhibit floor to date.