39 Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Sustain Building in Virginia Key, Florida

In 2013, the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Sustain Building opened on the campus of the University of Miami’s Marine Technology and Life Sciences complex on Virginia Key, Florida. Inside is a wind-wave surge simulator. This technology can generate the effects of a category 5 hurricane in three dimensions. The center’s benefactor was the founder of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company. Alfred C. Glassell Jr. was also an avid sports fisherman. In 1953, he caught a 1,560 pound black marlin off the coast of Peru. This weight still holds the record.


4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149-1031


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