The Works – A tour of New York’s infrastructures inside and underneath


And steam pipes! As far as I know it’s the only city where you can get steam as a public utility. The excess wafts up out of those gratings and makes action heroes look mysterious.


That looks amazing!

When I was a kid, if you wanted to know what was in a manhole or sewer, you waited until no one was looking and then climbed down.

You didn’t read it in a book!

Nerds !!!


Ordered. I´m a sucker for infographics, even better if they´re about something that´s actually interesting to me.

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Sounds fair. What could possibly go wrong with that?

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People who are interested in this migh also like David Macaulay’s “Underground.”

Credit where credit’s due, the illustrators of this book:

Aaron Ashley, Michael Fornalski, Roger Garbow, Hyperakt Design Group, Jim Kopp, Jason Lee, Mgmt. Design, Arthur Mount, Randy O’Rourke, Seymour Schachter, Chris Schappert, Mark Schroeder, Marty Smith, Steve Stankiewicz

Kids, don’t try this at home. Hydrogen sulfide gas; if you can’t smell it anymore, you’re already dead.


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