Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cities Under the Streets

The Independent has a story on 'Mayor plans new city under Moscow's streets' that describes that Yuri Luzhkov, Moscow's powerful Mayor, has complained that only 8 per cent of the land beneath the city has been developed. So - he wants to develop it:

Under the grandiose scheme, many of Moscow's main public squares and roads would get underground "doppelgängers". Shopping centres, entertainment complexes, sports halls, parking facilities, roads, museums, warehouses, and even pavements, would be built beneath the city's surface.

The authorities have identified 25 sites where they want underground construction, including Moscow's main thoroughfare, Tverskaya Street, and some of the city's most famous public squares.

Will this lead to a new 'fashion' of new underground cities?

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