Case Study: The Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is one of our favorite long time customers. Where else do you get to work above stingrays and sharks?

The stingrays live in a saltwater tank. The saltwater must be protected from rainwater that would dilute the tank. The challenge was to maintain enough pitch for water to run off while fitting the existing building and landscaping layout.

We used a center cable as a spine to shed water off on two sides. The client chose to use architectural grade tension vinyl in dark blue. This kept the height requirement lower and allowed a 2 piece canopy. Viewed from the right angle the canopy appears to be a huge blue stingray floating over the zoo.


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