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September 4, 2007 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Some amazing photos of the storm sewer system in Tokyo. (Further reading)
posted by dersins (26 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Double?
posted by Happy Dave at 8:47 AM on September 4, 2007


Reminds me of this.
posted by TedW at 8:49 AM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nice site, but dersins, I think it's time for you to come up for some air.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:52 AM on September 4, 2007


You know, now whenever I see something like this, I can't help thinking of Half Life.
posted by regicide is good for you at 8:52 AM on September 4, 2007


Double?

The site linked to from the old post doesn't work anymore, and it's from 2004 anyway which is getting on for long enough for a revisit. Worth linking to anyway.

Also, I love these photos.
posted by tomcooke at 8:54 AM on September 4, 2007


I was going to cry double also, but that old link doesn't work so let the people enjoy the FPS scenery again.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:55 AM on September 4, 2007


Is it for raw sewage? Looks like a Cathedral.
posted by stbalbach at 8:57 AM on September 4, 2007


Range Rover Sport Tokyo Commercial -- filmed in the Tokyo underground aqueducts.
posted by ericb at 9:01 AM on September 4, 2007


More (and better video; photographs and documentary) on the Range Rover television ad (click on the Range Rover Sport link).

Video tour of G-Cans and article: Journey to the Center of the Earth.
posted by ericb at 9:11 AM on September 4, 2007


Is it for raw sewage?

No. It's designed to alleviate flooding risks.
posted by ericb at 9:13 AM on September 4, 2007


Is it for raw sewage?

considering how fastidiously spotless the Japanese are, god bless them, I'm actually not surprised that even their sewers are cleaner than most cities streets
posted by matteo at 9:14 AM on September 4, 2007


Wow. As kids we would frequent our local storm sewer system, but that meant crawling for hundreds of feet though 3 foot diameter pipes until you reached my junction room with all the Steve McQueen posters and Playboy centerfolds taped to the walls.

You didn't want to get caught in there during a thunderburst though, that might have been something close to certain death.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:15 AM on September 4, 2007


There's also the Geo-Site project
"Forty meters under sprawling Tokyo is a tunnel system which houses utility, gas, water, and electricity line. This video [note: annoying music] has some still images of the construction, along with miniature replicas of the huge machines which carved holes in the earth."
posted by ericb at 9:16 AM on September 4, 2007


My grandma emailed me from the grave to tell you this is really...

old.
posted by justgary at 9:33 AM on September 4, 2007


if you look closely you can see some medpacks in the water.
posted by Avenger at 9:33 AM on September 4, 2007


Drains of Canada
posted by poweredbybeard at 9:37 AM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


"considering how fastidiously spotless the Japanese are"

wow - what a racist frog you are. You probably think black people have great rhythm too, right?
posted by vronsky at 9:44 AM on September 4, 2007


Gandalf died in Tokyo?
posted by Anything at 9:47 AM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


considering how fastidiously spotless the Japanese are

Well, only certain parts of their cities could be considered "spotless", but if you travel around Tokyo you'll see lots of garbage piled up, litter, grafitti, etc. They didn't get a modern sewage (human waste) system until well after the conclusion of WWII. Though they have made strides since then, what with the fancy toilets as standard equipment in many places.

But if you want fastidious, check out the Singaporeans.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:55 AM on September 4, 2007


Oops, I meant the Singaporeans.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:56 AM on September 4, 2007


that sh*t is straight out of half-life
posted by gnutron at 9:59 AM on September 4, 2007


that sh*t is straight out of half-life

Um, I'm pretty sure Half-Life is straight out of that sh*t. Not to be all Mister Over 25, but reality came before virtual reality.
posted by poweredbybeard at 10:04 AM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


See, with the little storm sewers in New York, we may get some alligators. But these ones pictured here are clearly a perfect breeding ground for much much larger reptiles.

No wonder they fear Godzilla.
posted by quin at 10:41 AM on September 4, 2007


All this needs is some hoverbikes and some teen rebels trying to sneak into the government's secret telekinesis research program.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:45 AM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've played dozens of Japanese RPG games and almost all of them have tunnels that resemble the ones pictured.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:06 PM on September 4, 2007


Forget Cardiff, this is where they should film the tunnel scenes for Doctor Who.
posted by who squared at 2:36 PM on September 4, 2007


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