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Subterranean Territory

In Architecture, Photography, Post-Apocalyptic on February 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

An unexplored world might just be under your nose, or feet rather. New York Times writer Alan Feuer followed Earling Kagge on a expedition to explore the underbelly of New York, complete with hikes in sewers and rats. Earling is a 47 year old Norwegian adventurer who has been to both the North and South Poles and ascended Mount Everest. He wants to create a new way of understanding cities via their underground infrastructure.

The article includes an extensive detailed twitter-style update of Alan’s entire journey with Earling underground. An insightful read if you manage to get through the 4 page long article- you too would feel as if you have completed the journey yourself. It feels exciting to know that there is a whole other world beneath your very city, just waiting to be exposed. Who knows, in the future half of the world’s population might live in its complicated depths.

For a full gallery and the complete article head to http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/nyregion/02underground.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4

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