March 24, 2018

Adventure Aquarium to add 300-foot observation tower

The circular, open-air cage will rotate 360 degrees to give riders views of Philadelphia, Camden, and their suburbs.

The tower, illuminated at night, won’t be the tallest structure in Camden – that distinction will still belong to City Hall – but will reach as high as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

Tower Systems Ltd., the United Kingdom-based firm designing the tower, is using Camden as the prototype for future projects, Keppel said.

The aquarium has had eight million visitors since Herschend took over in 2005 and experienced a surge in attendance the last two years after dips in 2006 and 2007, Keppel said. It