National Aquarium

Baltimore, MD

The National Aquarium is known as the most important tourist attraction in Maryland, and the immense glass pyramid of its Upland Tropical Rain Forest is a landmark of the Baltimore skyline. The pyramid was renovated in 2022 with Walker Textures® Opaque acid-etched glass on a Starphire Ultra-Clear® substrate, replacing all 684 of its glass panels. The new glazing’s first-surface etch deters bird collisions, while a Solarban® 60 low-e coating on surface 2 improves temperature control inside the exhibit. This project continues a longstanding partnership between the Aquarium and the Baltimore-based architectural firm, Design Collective.


Walker Textures® 6mm Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass Opaque finish on surface 1 with Solarban® 60 on surface 2


Design Collective


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To touch and feel our glass, please order your free samples.