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Perlan Building

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Perlan (English: The Pearl) is a landmark building in Reykjavík. It is 25.7 metres (84.3 feet) high. It was originally designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson. Perlan is situated on the hill Öskjuhlíð where there had been hot water storage tanks for decades.

Formally opened to the public on 21 June 1991, it combines utility and vision. Hollow steel framing supports the glass dome and walls that link six aluminum-sided tanks, each of which can contain 4 million liters of water averaging 85°C (185°F).

Read more about the Perlan Building here.

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