kevan + underground + london   7

Mail Rail, British Postal Museum & Archive on Vimeo
"A total of 223 terrestrial laser scans were completed to document the existing condition of the Mail Rail site and to digitally preserve the location before major construction work commences."
london  underground  history  simulation  via:sarah 
april 2015 by kevan
New Statesman | The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
"To construct a no-expense-spared new basement, the digger has to go so deep into the London earth that it is unable to drive out again. [...] The new method, now considered standard operating practice, is to cover the digger with “hardcore”, a mixture of sand and gravel. Then a layer of concrete is simply poured over the top."
london  underground  secrets  construction  via:newsmary 
june 2014 by kevan
Stephen Walter’s Map Of Subterranean London | Londonist
"Walter has painstakingly charted the buried rivers, Tube lines, bunkers, sewers, government tunnels and other hypogeal secrets of London."
london  maps  underground  secrets  history 
may 2012 by kevan
Underground ghost station explorers spook the security services | UK news | The Guardian
"The expedition last year was supposed to be the second last stop in a tour of the capital's 18 'ghost' tube stations. Instead it has sparked a legal battle over the human rights of a community of photographers dedicated to visually documenting restricted areas across the world – and pointing out security loopholes."
london  underground  secrets  law  photography 
february 2012 by kevan
To The End Of The Line
"This is a hugely self-indulgent, yet also dangerously ambitious, undertaking. Namely, to document my visit to every single working station on the London Underground."
london  underground  tube  weblogs  via:lmg 
may 2007 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | After 40 years' burrowing, Mole Man of Hackney is ordered to stop
"No one knows how far the the network of burrows underneath 75-year-old William Lyttle's house stretch. [He] has hollowed out a web of tunnels and caverns, some 8m (26ft) deep, spreading up to 20m in every direction from his house."
underground  secrets  london 
august 2006 by kevan
BLDGBLOG: London Topological
"Whether worm-eaten by caves, weakened by sink-holes, rattled by the Tube or even sculpted from the inside-out by secret government bunkers - yes, secret government bunkers - the English earth is porous."
architecture  history  london  underground  photos  secrets  via:yoz 
november 2005 by kevan

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