By Mike DeNardo
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – The Camden skyline is about to change — officials at the Adventure Aquarium have announced plans for a 300-foot tall observation tower.
The Skyview Tower will lift visitors 25 stories above the Adventure Aquarium for spectacular views of the riverfront, says Aquarium executive director Kevin Keppel:
“Camden City Hall is a little over 300 feet tall. And the court building across the street is not 200 feet. So if you have those as a frame of reference, you understand it’s actually going to be one of the tallest structures around.”
No public money is involved. The company that runs the aquarium is paying the $5-million cost.
The tower is being built by Tower Systems, LTD, a British startup. It is expected to attract 150,000 visitors a year. Keppel says it’ll have a separate admission price from the Aquarium.
Construction is expected to begin next year with completion slated for the spring of 2015.