Thursday 31st July 2014

Storm Sewer System – Japan

Not the most glamorous post I will even do but I wanted to briefly show everyone the amazing photographs of this storm sewer system in Japan.

To avoid flooding during typhoon season, the city of Saitama in Japan features an impressive storm sewer system. Its construction started in 1992, and its composed by giant concrete silos (65m tall, 32m wide) connected by 6.4km of underground tunnels 50m below the surface. It also has a giant tank: 25.4m tall, 177m long and 78 wide, with 59 concrete columns. As you can see from the pictures its incredible scale gives a certain foreboding quality and somehow reminds me of a James Bond Villain’s secret lair…

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