A Fine Kettle of Fish

The Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk turned the tide for a depressed neighborhood.

At the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut, a work crew is preparing a large, empty room for new shark tanks and sea urchin habitats with state-of-the-art filtration systems. They’ve been told to be unobtrusive, so the workers speak softly and crane operators silently ease thousand-pound slabs of concrete into position. Several hundred people still visit the aquarium each day, and the sounds of heavy machinery in the background wouldn’t be ideal for a leisurely family outing. “We spent the last decade expanding our educational programming. . . Read more
Cathy Huang