Natalee Lee Quay Lemur Lotus Tower
Year Galvanized: 2015
Galvanizers: Valmont Coatings, Tampa Galvanizing
Summary: The Myakka City Lemur Reserve is 120 acres of various woodlands, marsh, and wetlands providing a variety of habitats for more than 52 lemurs from six species. The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF), which operates the reserve, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates through captive breeding, scientific research, education and art. LCF desired an observation tower to present researchers with the opportunity to study the lemurs from the tree canopy where they live. The tower will be used by scientists researchers and the lemurs themselves. Lemurs will climb, rest, and travel on the aerial highways branching from the platform to the trees. The goal was for the tower to not only be functional, but in keeping with the LCF mission, also aesthetically pleasing and safe. With that in mind, the Natalee Lee Quay Lemur Lotus Tower was designed with hot-dip galvanized steel.