The world's largest cylindrical aquarium has exploded. One million liters of water spilled out, causing a disaster

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AquaDom, the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, located in the lobby of the Radisson Blu hotel in Berlin, exploded today.

Although the walls of the 14 meter high aquarium were said to be very strong , being made of acrylic glass with a thickness of 22 cm, the huge AquaDom gave way.

The incident at the AquaDom aquarium resulted in the injury of two people due to broken glass and caused extensive damage.

None of the 1,500 tropical fish living in the aquarium survived. The explosion filled the hotel lobby with over a million liters of water. The leaking water reached the outside of the complex, prompting police to close a nearby street.

Approximately 350 people who were staying at the hotel were asked to pack their belongings and leave the building.

Update- being left from #radissonblu and

#aquadome now. Here’s my consider as we left pic.twitter.com/vCjXjZde40

— Larissa (@lararimmer)

December 16, 2022

The authorities in Berlin have not yet discovered what exactly caused the explosion of the aquarium.

Still a great deal of water coming out #berlin #radissonblu #radisson #hotel #aquarium pic.twitter.com/8ojyFvrH1U

— Larissa (@lararimmer) December 16, 2022

From C Despite its impressive size, the AquaDom also had an elevator that ran right through the center of the aquarium. Thus, tourists could freely appreciate, from a short distance, the 1,500 fish.

Vxla at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0

The huge cylindrical aquarium was built by the company Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, being completed in 2004, with an expense of over 12 million euros. Under the AquaDom there was also an underwater tunnel through which you could pass to admire the fish, as well as a swimming pool.


Eric Pancer

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AquaDom period very popular among children. At night, the aquarium is lit up, the view being impressive.

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