Ugh, the poor fish…
Fish tank in Radisson Berlin lobby bursts
The 427-room Radisson Collection Hotel Berlin has quite a unique feature in its lobby, in the form of the AquaDom. This is a massive aquarium in the lobby that’s 82 feet (25 meters) high, and contains 265,000 gallons (one million liters) of water.
This isn’t just a cool feature for hotel guests, but it’s intended to be an attraction for outsiders as well. Tickets can be purchased for the AquaDom, as there’s a glass elevator that goes through the center of the fish tank, offering some pretty awesome views.
Well, at least that was the case until today, as this aquarium has burst in the early morning hours on Friday, flooding the hotel and nearby streets. Not only is this awful for the 1,500 tropical fish from over 100 different species that are now in the lobby and streets, but two people were also injured by glass shards.
As you’d expect, the hotel has been shut down, and guests have been moved elsewhere. The street outside the hotel even closed due to flooding. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene, given the scale of this incident.
AquaDom first opened in 2003, but was modernized a few years ago. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium.
The cause of this is unknown
As of now it’s not known how the aquarium burst, though I’m sure an investigation will be done into that. Authorities don’t have a reason (as of now) to believe there was any targeted attack. I guess if it’s any consolation, thank goodness there weren’t more structural building issues as a result of this. given the size of the hotel.
The world’s largest cylindrical aquarium, located inside the lobby of the Radisson Collection Hotel Berlin, has exploded earlier today. One million liters of water flooded the lobby and streets. I feel so bad for the fish here. Then on top of that you have a couple of people who sustained injuries, and this also can’t be good for the jobs of those working at the hotel.
What do you make of this aquarium incident?