No deaths, no foul?
A month ago, the 25m tall AquaDom saltwater aquarium burst in the middle of a Berlin hotel, spraying 1 mn liters of water – that’s 1,000 t – onto the streets like an overnighting tsunami late for a flight.

Hundreds of fish died, and the fact that none of the bipeds who liked to observe the gilled prisoners behind the transparent PMMA glass were killed was purely coincidental. The sound of the exploding acrylic glass aquarium must have been tremendous, and the damage costs run in the millions.

Since then, there has been a strange calm in the German capital. Have the police started an investigation? No. Is the Berlin building inspector or the local district office interested in know more? Apparently not. Was the cause material fatigue, or did the operator botch maintenance and control of the aquarium? Nobody wants to or can say that, at least not yet. This silence seems suspicious to us, and ironic considering the ear-shattering collapse of the vertical tube and corresponding roar of water rushing out the hotel doors.

We’ll stay tuned….
13.01.2023 [251905-0]
Published on 13.01.2023

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