Using Quadratics: L'Oceanogràfic

This amazing aquarium in Valencia is part of the City of Arts and Sciences, developed by Santiago Calatrava as a large-scale urban recreation center for culture and science. Use the mathematical model to find out some things about this amazing building. Then use the GeoGebra sketch to see if you were right.

1. How tall is the wall of glass? (The photographer cut off the top!) 2. How wide is the glass at the 20-foot line? (You can ignore the curve of the glass.) 3. Find the axis of symmetry. 4. Can you model it better than I did? If so, write your model here.