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Underground City from 5,000 Years Ago Discovered in Turkey

An urban renewal project in Turkey yielded an unexpected archaeological bonanza: a 5,000-year-old, underground city.

January 1, 2015 - Hurriyet Daily News


Beijing's One Million Underground Urban Dwellers

The October issue of Land Lines reveals the remarkable story of how an estimated one million people came to live in subterranean apartments in Beijing.

October 13, 2014 - Land Lines


Underground: The Next Frontier of Urbanization

With rapidly urbanizing metro areas, some cities are not looking to build up, or spread out, anymore. Rather they have begun to grow into underground spaces.

September 27, 2014 - Bloomberg News

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How Do You Grow One of the World's Densest Cities Without New Land?

Singapore has built skywards and taken back land from the sea to accommodate its booming population. But as the city-state runs out of options for future growth, it's looking underground to build infrastructure, offices, and even public spaces.

September 26, 2013 - The New York Times

Subway Drill to Remain Under New York City

The immense drill that's burrowing a subway tunnel beneath New York City will remain underground after its work is through, a move to cut the expensive costs of removing it.

July 26, 2011 - The New York Times

Adding Warmth and Life to Sidewalks

Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.

April 14, 2011 - Metropolis

Underground City Gets Master Plan

The city of Helsinki has developed a master plan for its burgeoning underground city.

February 24, 2011 - The Huffington Post

Tunnel Digs Deep and Runs Long

Construction is nearing completion on the longest railway tunnel in the world.

February 21, 2011 - National Geographic

Video Shows Underworld of New York City

A new video features urban explorer Steve Duncan as he adventures in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York City.

January 6, 2011 - Wired

Nuclear Storage Facility to Last 100,000 Years

Officials in Finland are building a nuclear waster storage facility that is designed to last for at least 100,000 years.

November 13, 2010 - CNN

London Underground Gets Wireless Connection

A six month trial will bring Wi-Fi Internet access into test locations within the London tube system, part of an effort by the city to bring Internet access to the entire system in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

November 4, 2010 - BBC

Truly Underground Art

103 artists form around the world have unveiled a massive collection of murals in New York City. But they're underground in abandoned subways stations, and you can't go see them.

November 4, 2010 - The New York Times

Underground Business District

The Atlantic guides a tour through the underground business zone of SubTropolis, a 5-million-square-foot complex 100 feet below Kansas City, Missouri.

April 15, 2010 - The Atlantic

Underground Theater - No, Literally Underground

The winner of the SHIFTboston Ideas Competition is a proposal to turn the unused Tremont Street Subway tunnel under Boston Common into a network of underground cultural venues.

February 11, 2010 - Metropolis Magazine

Underused Underground D.C. Station Could See New Life As Art Space

An underground trolley station in Washington D.C. that later had a turn as a short-lived underground food court is being eyed by local artists as a possible site for a new underground cultural center and art space.

January 26, 2010 - The Washington Post

The Preserved Underground Past of Boston's Subway

A video from The Boston Globe takes a look into the world below the city's subway system.

January 7, 2010 - The Boston Globe

Tourism Flourishes Below Berlin

A group of historians and urban enthusiasts have developed a successful tourist organization that explores the underground structures and spaces of Berlin.

January 2, 2010 - The New York Times

Sub-Urban Planning

Triple Canopy translates a Chinese interview with Shu Yu, one of the world's foremost underground urban planners. He talks about the potential of underground space for urban habitation.

December 30, 2009 - Triple Canopy

The People Under the Strip

A community of hundreds of people live beneath the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip in flood control tunnels.

September 25, 2009 - The Sun

Seeking Access To An Underground Railroad's History

A man who has been leading tours of abandoned underground railroads in New York City is hoping to gain permission to break through a 19th century brick wall below the streets to find a perfectly preserved locomotive from the mid-1800s.

February 17, 2009 - The New York Times

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