No Sharks Were Harmed In New Addition to Discovery Headquarters
All photos credit David DeFranza
Discovery Headquarters (Parent to TreeHugger) is already LEED Platinum for its operations, with extensive recycling and water reduction programs.
Now they have a new addition to the building to celebrate Shark Week, and are no doubt going for shark-safe certification. We are told that it is made from 11,720 yards of fabric and that each piece took 1280 person-hours to sew.
Graham Hill has written that Shark Extinction Possible Simply From Too Much Soup. Given that if real, this shark would be 446' long nose to tail, 113' tall, 200' wide and weigh around 84,000 pounds, its fin would could be sold in China for a lot of money. (More on shark finning at Planet Green)
More on shark fins in TreeHugger:
Citibank Cancels Shark Fin Promotion in Hong Kong
Hooray! Hawaii Outlaws Shark Fin Soup
Thousands of Sharks Still Have Their Fins, Thanks to Randall Arauz
New Study Finds Half a Million Sharks Are Finned Every Year in Ecuador