Loro Park vice president Cristoph Kiessling said that work was going well and that he was impressed with local digging skills; the foundations are up to 12 metres deep in an area that is just above sea level. Depth is a key part of the design as the floor of the main display tank will be well below the observation area. This will create a strong sensation of depth.
The key element of the aquarium is the vast glass front of the main display tank. This 140-ton, 18 metres by seven metres piece, the second largest in the world, is currently being made in Italy. It will be transported to Gran Canaria in two bits.
Source: Canarias 7