—An unfortunate woman
Army Corps of Engineer’s channel flow model, circa 1940
The storm water system in the typhoon prone city of Saitama in Japan, including a 25.4m tall, 177m long and 78 wide pressure regulating tank. The system is open to visitors.
About 300 people live in the 200 miles of the underground storm system beneath Las Vegas. Each subterranean encampment can be as spartan as a few worn blankets, or as elaborate as an apartment fitted with queen-size beds, dining utensils and knickknacks.
From the here and there
What lies beneath the New York Harbor:
A new stream; Teredos (worms as big as your thumb, and nearly four feet long, with little triangular teeth) and Gribbles (bugs about the size of a pencil dot that look like tiny armadillos, and eat not only wood but also concrete); a 10,500-mile gas main; a pair of piggybacked shipwrecks; a freight train; dead bodies; surveillance systems; stripped cars; rebar, and a lot of it; another shipwreck; Hudson River alligators…
From New York Magazine via BLDG BLOG
West tailrace at confluence, picture by Michael Cook