The number of times I’ve walked by steam randomly streaming out of the NYC streets makes me wonder what it would take to actually stop my in my tracks. Cool video from Cheddar Explains.
For over a century, 105 miles of pipes underneath Manhattan’s streets have delivered steam to some of the city’s oldest and tallest buildings. But once in a while, a pipe explodes – blasting a massive hole into the street and spraying boiling hot steam, water, and asbestos into the air. These catastrophes tend to raise the question: is it time to wean New York off steam?
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