Underneath the City

Infrastructure is increasingly going underground - water, power, sewerage and transport can all be found in the 'bowels of the city'.  New York is currently building the 2nd Avenue Subway, and this video provides a sneak peak about how this construction works, and what it looks like from below.

What lies beneath the city has always been a mystery to me, and so much of how our cities function is kind of taken for granted - it's a case of out of sight, out of mind - but all this stuff that happens underground is incredibly important. Take a minute and ponder, what happens when you turn on the tap, flush the toilet, or sit down on the city loop train once the doors have shut?  How do these services get here and what's involved in their construction?  That's what I like about this video - a window into the mystery that is 'the bowels of the city'.

See the video here.


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