A 21-foot-long Killer whale (Orcinus orca), and a 24-foot-long Bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus), were taken from the attic of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, where they had been stored for over 80 years. The skeletons were cleaned, restored, re-posed, and installed in the lobby of Harvard’s new Northwest Lab building in Cambridge, MA.
Whales and Nails designed, articulated and installed a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Phelps Science Center at the Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 2000. This entire project took place at the prep schooling allowing several science classes to participate in the project and interact with the Whales and Nails crew. The skeleton is suspending in a tall atrium adjacent to the central stairway and is positioned as if surfacing in a steep spiral. Impressive views of the skeleton can be obtained from the stairway balconies, the entry lobby or through the tall glass wall from an outside court yard.