Moving A City

This piece from <em>Wired</em> looks at the Swedish mining town of Kiruna that is literally picking itself up and moving.
June 4, 2009, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Its mine brought wealth to Kiruna, in Northern Sweden. Now it is killing it from beneath. Kiruna's time is up. So one man must relocate it."

"Since underground mining began in 1962, the people of Kiruna have known that one day they would have to move their home. Twenty-five years ago, Kenneth Stålnacke, a stout, bearded Swede, was working on the Kiruna railway when he was told that the city would someday be in danger. 'It must have been in the early 80s, but it was a philosophical thing. At that time no one took it as a problem,' he says."

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Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Wired
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