The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
Another view of the Crystal Bridge at Oklahoma City's Myriad Botanical Gardens.
The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory whose unique design has earned broad attention and praise in the architectural community is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter, and is covered by 3,028 sections of translucent, double-layered acrylic panels which light in various colors at night thanks to an innovative LED lighting system capable of displaying some spectacular visual effects.
The Conservatory includes 13,000 square feet of plant display area in two distinct climates: the Tropical Wet Zone, which is at the south end and is watered daily; and the Tropical Dry Zone at the north end which receives water from April through September, followed by drought from November through March. The living plant museum features towering palm trees, over 2,000 varieties of tropical plants & flowers, waterfalls and exotic animals.