Perlan, Reykjavik (Iceland)

Perlan is a prominent landmark in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavk. It is situated on the top of Oskjuhlo hill. It was originally only a cluster of hot water tanks but in 1991 it was converted into a building open to the public and now hosts an exhibition a planetarium an observation deck a restaurant and a cafe. In 1939 a single hot water tank was constructed on skjuhl hill in Reykjavk where Perlan stands today. It is 61 meters above sea level which gives enough pressure to push water up to the 10th floor of a building 38 meters above sea level. That sufficed to supply water anywhere in Reykjavk even to the hill where Hallgrmskirkja church stands today. In the next two decades five more tanks rose beside the first one. They were torn down and rebuilt in the late eighties.

Perlan 105 Reykjav k Iceland
64.1292 -21.9189

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