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New England Aquarium under construction

In 1966, a news photographer captured the construction of the concrete structure around what would become the giant tank at the heart of the New England Aquarium - which opened to the public in 1969, giving us a generation of children who could walk like a penguin:

Photo from the BPL's Brearley Collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

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Just wow. The inner-city was so separated from the waterfront back then I had no idea this was going on. Not a clue. I was 9 years old.

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The little girl in that commercial was super racist to the penguins.

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The first two seals to live at the Aquarium were named Simon & Garfunkel. In those days they were kept in an open tank in front of the building.

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but it’s concrete. Cement is one of 4 ingredients that make up concrete.

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Thanks!

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We better call the Aquarium, dude.

(And the best remix of an Aquarium ad, of course)

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