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Old 11-29-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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Didn't know this story, intersting

Building Seattle literally meant moving mountains
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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That is interesting.

Equally so, I learned to night that the entire city of Chicago was raised in the 1850's and 60's to install the sewer system!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_of_Chicago

So Seattle was lowered and Chicago was raised.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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Amazing. Some areas are still steep but what a huge difference.
Unbelievable what a man can do with some basic tools and desire to.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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That is interesting.

Equally so, I learned to night that the entire city of Chicago was raised in the 1850's and 60's to install the sewer system!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_of_Chicago

So Seattle was lowered and Chicago was raised.

I love this pic. All the robot looking guys down there cranking jacks - AND ONLOOKERS ON BALCONIES!!!

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Old 11-30-2015, 05:42 PM
 
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What sort of made me wonder. Who financed all this?
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Trieste
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^ indeed, beside basic tools and desire to I'm appalled at lookin how rich were back then public institutions in order to do such gigantic works

today it would be a dream, they even hardly can keep the streets clean from rubbish and graffiti (at least here, I don't know if it's the same in US)
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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What sort of made me wonder. Who financed all this?
In the case of Chicago it was a public-private project
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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That is interesting.

Equally so, I learned to night that the entire city of Chicago was raised in the 1850's and 60's to install the sewer system!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_of_Chicago

So Seattle was lowered and Chicago was raised.
Part of Seattle (the Pioneer Square neighborhood) was raised as well.
Seattle's underground history of bad plumbing and prostitutes
"In order to solve Seattle's continuing tide and draining problems, engineers came up with an extraordinary if unorthodox plan: 'We're going to raise the streets.' And that's exactly what they did."

Photos of the underground tour:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?...HWPHDSwQsAQIKA




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