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Old 2006-05-14, 09:13   Link #1
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Japanese Rainwater Drainage System (with pics)

I've heard of the Japanese liking things big, but this thing is huge!! Look at the picture with the city bus in it or the construction worker used to give you a general idea of the scale of this rainwater drainage system.
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Old 2006-05-14, 14:56   Link #2
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Old 2006-05-14, 19:58   Link #3
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It'll load. It's just being beaten to death by Digg and Slashdot. Give it time and it'll load.
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Old 2006-05-15, 00:43   Link #4
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So where did the rainwater drainage thing come? Straight from the introduction on the page, it's for funneling flood water from minor rivers into Edogawa.
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Old 2006-05-15, 11:19   Link #5
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LoL, i must be quite sad but i find that cool, always loved structures whatever their reason.
Must be for draining vast amounts of water into the rivers quickly, not much rainfall over the year but lots in a short time like in LA.
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Old 2006-05-15, 11:45   Link #6
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A secondary purpose for this underground drainage system is an underground bunker to evacuate mass amounts of people out of the Metro Tokyo area in an event of a disaster. It also serves as a means for SDF forces to bring in much needed manpower and supplies into the city when all the freeways up above have been changed to go in one direction (no inbound, all have been changed for outbound traffic only).

Hey, if you are going to spend billions of taxpayers' money, might as well build it with secondary and tertiary purposes in mind as well.
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Old 2006-05-15, 11:57   Link #7
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A secondary purpose for this underground drainage system is an underground bunker to evacuate mass amounts of people out of the Metro Tokyo area in an event of a disaster. It also serves as a means for SDF forces to bring in much needed manpower and supplies into the city when all the freeways up above have been changed to go in one direction (no inbound, all have been changed for outbound traffic only).

Hey, if you are going to spend billions of taxpayers' money, might as well build it with secondary and tertiary purposes in mind as well.

Pretty smart idea, actually.


To bad americans were not so far thinking.
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Old 2006-05-15, 12:07   Link #8
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Japan = smart people. America = ... ... ...
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Very brilliant. The foundations of modern Japan was America.
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Old 2006-05-17, 12:56   Link #10
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does any1 else have any pics of great feats of engineering, be it cool, massive or just very different.
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Old 2006-05-17, 15:58   Link #11
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Pretty smart idea, actually.


To bad americans were not so far thinking.
I'm pretty sure that americans have those somewhere...I mean in the movie Die Hard 3 a part of the movie did take place in something very similar to that (although not as big from what i remember). I know it's just a movie...but i doubt that the entire area in the movie was created from scratch.
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Old 2006-05-18, 01:12   Link #12
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Pretty smart idea, actually.


To bad americans were not so far thinking.

Actually, Americans do pretty well with their planning, especially in modern times. See how "dark fiber" works for laying down wires, and such.
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Actually, Americans do pretty well with their planning, especially in modern times. See how "dark fiber" works for laying down wires, and such.

I was refering to a large underwater stormwater system that has the double use of facilitating emergency entry or exit from the area.
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Old 2006-05-18, 13:41   Link #14
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Just TRY clogging down those pipes. Would require more than a hanful of sheit, but I guess Tokyo (IIRC) has more than a hanful of people too.

They look pretty kewl, though.
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Old 2006-05-18, 14:21   Link #15
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Looking at this I have flashbacks of Patlabor 2 the movie and also that large shaft that goes from the top-side world to the underground world of Technolyze....
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It sorta reminds me of those horror shows that are always on Sci Fi. ^_^ Killer Cobras, Killer Lizards, Killer Bugs, Killer anything.
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Old 2006-05-22, 04:39   Link #17
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what is all this america bashing? most of the technology that made japan a hitech country was licensed to japan from america after WWII in the first place.

anyway, what makes you think NY city doesnt have that stuff? of course it does. it may not be as big or circular, but why would u want a giant circular shaft in the middle of the city anyway unless it doubles as a Mazinger landing pad? pretty neat pics though.
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Old 2006-05-22, 09:14   Link #18
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It sorta reminds me of those horror shows that are always on Sci Fi. ^_^ Killer Cobras, Killer Lizards, Killer Bugs, Killer anything.
It looks like a good place to stage a movie, like one where "a kid flushes small pet alligator down toilet and many years later it has grown to become a huge mutant monster". It came from below...but it didn't last long...weeks later Ko Gals are shown walking around with new alligator purses, belts, and shoes.
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