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Under the Living Roof: The new California Academy of Sciences
How do you design and build the greenest museum in the world?
What does it take to grow a living rainforest or tropical coral reef in San Francisco?
How do you move 38,000 live animals into a new home?
And what does it mean to be a science museum in the 21st century?
Find out in this 50-minute documentary, which follows the remarkable creation of the new California Academy of Sciences - the only place on the planet to house an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and scientific research institution under one living roof.
Hosted by San Francisco's ABC-7 anchor Dan Ashley, "Under the Living Roof" features interviews with the Academy scientists and aquarium biologists, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of some of the most dramatic moments in the project, including the arrival of the albino alligator, the installation of the rainforest trees, and the construction of the architect Renzo Piano's iconic living roof.
Written and Produced by Jennifer Olney
Hosted by: Dan Ashley
Copyright 2008 KGO-TV/DT ABC-7