Urban Aquarium in an Abandoned Mall

Alessia Andreotti
July 2nd 2014

An abandoned shopping mall in Bangkok became a massive subterranean fish tank. After years of neglect, nature got the better of this post-apocalyptic scenario.

In 1999 the mall burned due to suspected arson. The disaster resulted in several victims, and the roofless building was abandoned ever since, allowing rainwater to puddle and pool into several feet. In the early 2000s locals introduced a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species to combat a growing mosquito infestation. The aquatic community began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained urban aquarium filled with thousands of fish.

Needles to say, the peculiar site, in which unaware fish swim right by a decrepit submerged escalator, became a touristic attraction.

photo-5 photo-2Could this scenario become a new form of Kilometer Zero fish supplies?

Source: Colossal
Thanks to Nicolas Meunier for the heads-up

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