Helsinki Residents Burrowing Underground, Turning Into Morlocks

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Kaid Benfield writes at NRDC Switchboard that Helsinki is building an underground city to avoid urban sprawl. CNN's Richard Quest, " whose effusive reporting style may be to infrastructure what Dick Vitale's is to basketball," explains in a short video tour.

It is pretty wild, including industry, a giant cold storage facility, swimming pools and a central heating and cooling system. Given the climate, and how dark it is for half the year, hiding underground makes some sense. See it at Switchboard.

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