The Swirling Bathtub Drain in the River
October 15, 2009 9:33 AM Subscribe
posted by AceRock (18 comments total)
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"You'll have heard how the city once ended in fire, and around these parts, it threatens to end in ice every few years or so. But once, not too long ago, Chicago flirted with ending in water
, an entirely preventable man-made inundation that few saw
but everybody felt – a two-billion-dollar sucker punch tsunami that weighed in among the dozen most costly floods in American history."
Via the awesome Chicago issue of Granta.