Ellen and Elly have become artificial reefs providing a habitat for millions of marine organisms.
I am proposing Ellen and Elly are transformed into Marine Biology, Oceanography, Climatology laboratories and a Scuba center with lodging for scientists and students after they are decommissioned in 2020.
Pictures and information of Ellen and Elly now.
Site Analysis and environmental systems. The platforms will wiped of all drilling equipment and machinery. The livable platform space is 30' above the surface of the water.
200' pedestrian bridge connecting Ellen and Elly. Completely open-air design allowing for the least air resistance.
I have designed a hydrolic water elevator to transport passengers and supplies from the boat, to 30' to the platform. Both Ellen and Elly have a water elevator. The elevator retracts completely above the platform to prevent damage from storm serges. The passenger part of the elevator is a "cage-like" structure with screen inbetween for a complete experience.
Ellen and Elly Repurposed, sustainable, and interactive, Environmental Observatories.