Prestressed enclosures set U.K. zoo apart from others

07/28/2014 | Express & Star (U.K.), The · Express & Star (U.K.), The

The $1.9 million Dudley Zoo restoration project in the United Kingdom has started a new phase. Its entrance is complete and work has moved to one of its historic Tecton buildings. The zoo opened in the 1930s, and its prestressed concrete animal enclosures that were molded and curved, thus requiring no bars, set it apart from other zoos. Officials discovered the original color was blue, so painting was done as well.

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