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2012-06-14 02:02:34 PM
That's something completely different....who knew?
 
2012-06-14 03:49:06 PM
This article was clearly written by people who have never seen the inside of my refrigerator.
 
2012-06-14 04:20:11 PM
No love for the tunnel system in Montreal. I thought that was one of the coolest things in the world. Especially since its build for winter (obviously) and we were there in summer. So we were the *only* two people in this complicated maze of miles of underground pedestrian tunnel.
 
2012-06-14 05:25:47 PM
Good to know I live blocks away from the Gowanus Canal A.K.A. "one of the foulest places on earth."

Good times, good times.
 
2012-06-14 06:16:47 PM
Stretching the use of the word "ecosystem" a little, aren't we?
 
2012-06-14 06:18:41 PM
Forgot one:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-14 06:36:24 PM
When I was a kid I thought "The Gowanus" would make a great comic book villain.
 
2012-06-14 06:37:26 PM
La Chureca.
 
2012-06-14 06:50:31 PM
Dharavi struck me as an interesting place when I heard about it the other day, either on Planet Money or Freakonomics Podcast. This crowded patch of land generates $1 billion a year in economic activity, and is home to an estimated 20,000 informal factories. It's a friggin' hive.

And developers want to take it from the poor to build residential high rise towers for the upper middle class.
 
2012-06-14 06:51:34 PM
I first learned of Battleship Island from one of the "Urban Ruins" threads that get greenlit bi-annually here on Fark. That place is awesome.
 
2012-06-14 07:03:29 PM

wildcardjack: Dharavi struck me as an interesting place when I heard about it the other day, either on Planet Money or Freakonomics Podcast. This crowded patch of land generates $1 billion a year in economic activity, and is home to an estimated 20,000 informal factories. It's a friggin' hive.

And developers want to take it from the poor to build residential high rise towers for the upper middle class.


Put Chairman Yang in charge and they'll chase off the Morganites.
 
2012-06-14 07:09:33 PM

Vodka Zombie: This article was clearly written by people who have never seen the inside of my refrigerator.


...or been to Cleveland.
 
2012-06-14 07:32:58 PM
Hmm was expecting to see the folks who were the subject of this documentary:

upload.wikimedia.org

Anyone know if they still live down there or have they been "relocated"?
 
2012-06-14 07:33:16 PM
Although I have not been there in years the SubTropolis place had underground paintball. Who needed CS or Day of Defeat when you could shoot your friends underground.
 
2012-06-14 09:25:49 PM
About the Moscow dogs, it's really funny I just watched this Documentary. It's really funny that the Soviets were the ones to start the studies on how Dogs (using foxes) evolved to be companions to humans. While in their subways dogs are evolving in a different direction.

/Documentary is really worth your time
 
2012-06-14 09:50:38 PM
What ! No Detroit !
 
2012-06-14 10:11:13 PM
Heard about the Russki doggies a while back, amazing animals. Forget the apes, we'd better keep an eye on the canines.
 
2012-06-14 11:01:22 PM
I wish they would stop listing Centralia in lists like this. I'm pretty sure every building has been torn down by now.
 
2012-06-15 03:38:11 AM
Anyone catch this about the one in Egypt?

The government also recently privatized garbage collection, giving the contract to foreign companies - which turned right around and outsourced the job to the Zabbaleen, who are getting less money than before.

This is my complete lack of surprise.
 
2012-06-15 09:50:22 AM

gulogulo: Stretching the use of the word "ecosystem" a little, aren't we?


Also "urban". Centralia had 1000 residents at most when it was still populated.
 
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