Photos and Updates
April 30, 2010
Weekly Toyota Elephant Passage Construction Update
West Viewing Area:
From this window you can see the beginning of artificial rock construction for Habitat A. Watch as crews bend steel to form the backbone of the rockwork. Beyond this, you can see water piping that has already been placed for the pool in Habitat A. Visit often to watch these interesting shapes emerge!
North Viewing Area:
Work is underway for the 36 foot tall construction viewing tower made of beetle-kill pine from Colorado’s Front Range. This tower will allow special tours to view the work on the construction site from 16 feet in the air. To the south, deep excavations continue for the Filtration Building. At 20 feet below ground, these are the deepest excavations on the site. Pumps run around the clock to keep groundwater out of the holes so that foundations can be poured.
East Viewing Area:
The east end of the site is currently being used to store pipe for underground utilities. You will notice a large stack of purple pipe that is used for our recycled water system. Denver Zoo will be one of the largest users of recycled water in Denver.
See the latest construction update.