The Oregon Zoo Elephant Lands
Glass supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Moon Shadow Glass Inc.
The Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands covers six acres, indoors and out, and includes life-size images of the zoo’s seven Asian elephants printed on glass in the interior exhibit. Double-sided panels allow a 360 degree view of the life-size images of the real elephants at the zoo in their new sanctuary.
Expecting an average of 1.2 million viewers of the display in the Elephant Lands exhibit hall a year, zoo officials wanted the images to stand up to constant touching, as well as to look lifelike, according to the glass fabricator. Read more...