Beneath the Streets

The authors of this important historical work first discovered this hidden world in the process of photographing graffiti found below ground in the subway system.

Author: Jurne

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 9781584235545

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 159

Only a handful of transit workers, daring explorers and graffiti writers have experienced the full scope of the New York subway system. Beneath The Streets reveals this world for the first time with fantastic photographs captured from throughout the tunnels and byways of the subway. Although it provides service to over 5 million riders every day, the subway is for most a sealed system. Very few of its patrons are aware of the extent of this vast underground infrastructure. The authors of this important historical work first discovered this hidden world in the process of photographing graffiti found below ground in the subway system. Now their riveting documentary work opens up this subterranean maze, including 600 miles of active track as well as abandoned sections and disused stations, for all to experience.

Beneath the Streets

In a gripping thriller whose cast of real-life characters includes Prime Minister Harold Wilson, his senior adviser Lady Falkender, gay Labour peer Tom Driberg and the investigative journalist Paul Foot, Adam Macqueen plays ‘what if’ ...

Author: Adam Macqueen

Publisher: Eye & Lightning Books

ISBN: 1785631748

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 581

When Jeremy Thorpe hired thugs to kill his ex-lover, they botched it. What if they had succeeded? ‘A breathtaking, heartbreaking thriller’ – Jake Arnott It is February 1976, and the naked corpse of a shockingly underage rent boy is fished out of a pond on Hampstead Heath. Since the police don’t seem to care, twenty-year-old Tommy Wildeblood – himself a former ‘Dilly boy’ prostitute – finds himself investigating. Dodging murderous Soho hoodlums and the agents of a more sinister power, Tommy uncovers another, even more shocking crime: the Liberal leader and likely next Home Secretary, Jeremy Thorpe, has had his former male lover executed on Exmoor and got clean away with it. Now the trail of guilt seems to lead higher still, and a ruthless Establishment will stop at nothing to cover its tracks. In a gripping thriller whose cast of real-life characters includes Prime Minister Harold Wilson, his senior adviser Lady Falkender, gay Labour peer Tom Driberg and the investigative journalist Paul Foot, Adam Macqueen plays ‘what if’ with Seventies political history – with a sting in the tail that reminds us that the truth can be just as chilling as fiction. ‘A fucking fantastic read. A gripping what-if thriller, packed with vivid period detail and page-turning twists. To find myself actually making an appearance in the final chapter was just cream on the cake’ – Tom Robinson

Subterranean City

This book summarises what can be found and seen right up to date, including the considerable achievements of the past such as the first tunnel beneath the Thames, the world's first truly underground railway; and the first proper sewerage ...

Author: Antony Clayton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781905286324

Category: London (England)

Page: 264

View: 199

Nothing so fascinates Londoners as the visible or unseen life of the capital beneath their feet. Lost rivers, pipes of many kinds, sewers, crypts and catacombs, tunnels used or abandoned, ring mains, railways, secret bunkers and pneumatic tubes are all there in a sometimes complex arrangement. This book summarises what can be found and seen right up to date, including the considerable achievements of the past such as the first tunnel beneath the Thames, the world's first truly underground railway; and the first proper sewerage system installed in any city.

Beach Beneath the Streets The

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.

Author: Benjamin Shepard

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438436211

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 865

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.


London Under

To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: the hydraulic device used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue ...

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385531516

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 763

In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface. There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St. Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: the hydraulic device used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge that leads to a huge tunnel packed with cables for gas, water, and telephone; the sulphurous fumes on the Underground's Metropolitan Line. Highly imaginative and delightfully entertaining, London Under is Ackroyd at his best.

Beneath the Streets of Boston

19.95 Beneath the Streets of Boston BUILDING AMERICA'S FIRST SUBWAY B.
by Joe McKendry ECKONING READERS to examine the territory beneath
Boston's streets , Joe McKendry explores a century - old world when the city took
the ...

Author:

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567922844

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 727

Text and illustrations show the design and construction of Boston's subway system, the first in the United States.

Death Beneath the Streets

To the left, on a clear day, one could see Manhattan, with its famous skyline of the
George Washington Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the rest of the lower
Manhattan skyline. And to the right, the small 32 Death Beneath the Streets.

Author: Randolph Mase

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595224253

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 894

In a single week, three people are killed in the subway system beneath the streets of New York City, but the police call the deaths unrelated, and term two of them as accidental. Follow Private Investigator Matthew Hogan as he attacks the mystery as a puzzle, listing the suspects-one of whom is a former lover of his-and becoming involved in all three deaths, and more, in the process.

Subterranean Cities

Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of real and imagined urban spaces, this beautifully written book documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions ...

Author: David Lawrence Pike

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472565

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 633

Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of real and imagined urban spaces, this beautifully written book documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within 19th-century urban culture.

Tearing Down the Streets

Liberated space . ' Beneath the tarmac : the beach , ' wrote a 1968 Paris graffitist .
” So , it seems that there is indeed a revolution underway , or at least a political
movement , and that it hinges on taking back the streets from automobiles and ...

Author: Jeff Ferrell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312233358

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

View: 781

Based on more than two decades of first-hand research, an energetic foray into the political and cultural struggles over city space delves into the realms of street musicians, homeless punks, militant bicycle activists, high-risk "BASE jump" parachutists, skateboarders, outlaw radio operators, and hip-hop graffiti artists to document the daily battle over public life and space and to provide a compelling analysis of new urban politics.

The Great Stink

Set in 1855, it tells the story of William May, an engineer who has returned home to London from the horrors of the Crimean War.

Author: Clare Clark

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547540086

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 596

A mystery that offers “a gripping and richly atmospheric glimpse into the literal underworld of Victorian England—the labyrinthine London sewer system” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Clare Clark’s critically acclaimed The Great Stink “reeks of talent” as it vividly brings to life the dark and mysterious underworld of Victorian London (The Washington Post Book World). Set in 1855, it tells the story of William May, an engineer who has returned home to London from the horrors of the Crimean War. When he secures a job trans­forming the city’s sewer system, he believes that he will be able to find salvation in the subterranean world beneath the city. But the peace of the tunnels is shattered by a murder, and William is implicated as the killer. Could he truly have committed the crime? How will he bring the truth above ground? With richly atmospheric prose, The Great Stink combines fact and fiction to transport readers into London’s putrid past, and marks the debut of a remarkably talented writer in the tradition of the very best historical novelists. “A crackerjack historical novel that combines the creepy intrigue of Caleb Carr, the sensory overload of Peter Ackroyd and the academic curiosity of A. S. Byatt.” —Los Angeles Times

Beneath

DO NOT share with parents. This is just between you and me. Your big bro, Coop . . ." I made sure the restroom was empty and switched on the recorder.

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545564883

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 451

What waits Beneath? Pat O'Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop. He's even helped Coop with some of his crazier plans -- such as risking his life to help his big brother dig a tunnel underneath their neighborhood in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Coop is . . . different. He doesn't talk on the phone, doesn't use email, and doesn't have friends. He's never really cared for anything but the thrill of being underground and Pat. So it's no surprise to anyone -- even Pat -- that after a huge fight with their parents, Coop runs away. Exactly one year later, Pat receives a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother. He follows the clues to New York City, and soon discovers that Coop has joined the Community, a self-sufficient society living beneath the streets. Now it's up to Pat to find his brother -- and bring him home. EXCERPT: From BENEATH Exactly one year to the day after my brother, Coop, ditched me, I got a package in the mail. It came to the school, not our house. The secretary handed me the package with a warning that I was never to use the school as my personal address. I was going to tell her that I hadn't when I saw my name: Pat Meatloaf O'Toole scrawled in Coop's familiar handwriting. Meatloaf is not my real middle name. I told her I would never do it again, grabbed the package, locked myself in a restroom stall, and tore the box open. Inside was a handheld digital voice recorder, a supply of memory sticks, and a note written on a greasy hamburger wrapper: "Lil Bro, Pat, just turn the recorder to Play, and I'll explain what you're supposed to do with this. DO NOT share with parents. This is just between you and me. Your big bro, Coop . . ." I made sure the restroom was empty and switched on the recorder. Praise for TENTACLES: "A high-octane page-turner that will reel readers in and keep them riveted." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "Swashbuckling adventure, narrow escapes, sea monsters: The fascinating science of cryptids and Smith's fast-paced story will capture the imagination of any action-loving reader." --BOOKPAGE Praise for the STORM RUNNERS series: "A breakneck read, perfectly geared to the restless and reluctant." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS "This slice of natural disaster . . . offers nary a dull moment. A high-velocity page-turner . . ." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

City

During the 18705, time was pumped beneath the streets of Paris. Spread out
under the city was a network ofpipes filled with compressed air from industrial
steam plants. The pipes emerged into homes and commercial premises, where
they ...

Author: P.D. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408811200

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 561

For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population-3.3 billion people-is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers-the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose and carefully chosen illustrations, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, transport, money, work, shops and markets, and tourist sites, creating a fantastically detailed portrait of the city through history and into the future. The urban explorer will revel in essays on downtowns, suburbs, shantytowns and favelas, graffiti, skylines, crime, the theater, street food, sport, eco-cities, and sacred sites, as well as mini essays on the Tower of Babel, flash mobs, ghettos, skateboarding, and SimCity, among many others. Drawing on a vast range of examples from across the world and throughout history, City is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs, maps, and other images. Acclaimed author and independent scholar P. D. Smith explores what it was like to live in the first cities, how they have evolved, and why in the future, cities will play an even greater role in human life.

Best of California s Missions Mansions and Museums

This is a working museum—the observation deck overlooks 510-horsepower
electric motors and huge, winding wheels that pull miles of heavy steel cable at a
constant 9.5 miles per hour beneath San Francisco's streets. Each of the cables
is ...

Author: Ken McKowen

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899973981

Category: Travel

Page: 248

View: 845

This two-color traveler’s companion features more than 130 of California’s best missions, mansions, and museums. In addition to insider information on many of the destinations, the guide features themed tours that will appeal to tourists and armchair travelers alike, history buffs, as well as teachers and parents. Every entry details the highlights of a particular place and includes operating hours, entrance fees, location, a phone number, and website information. Themed tours range from famous Californians, to lighthouses, ghost towns, and much more. This guidebook is a must-have for anyone interested in California's eclectic history.

San Francisco s Powell Street Cable Cars

INTRODUCTION The world's most famous turntable is located at Powell and
Market Streets in San Francisco . On March 28 , 1888 , the ... A wire rope or cable
is run at a constant speed in channels beneath the streets . A system of pulleys ...

Author: Emiliano Echeverria

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738530475

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 485

San Francisco's cable cars are an internationally recognized symbol of the city, but they also have a long and fractious history. There are actually three cable lines in operation today: the California Street line and the two Powell Street lines-- the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde. The Powell Street lines have been the subject of much controversy through the years, due to a complex lineage of private and public ownership. Cable cars on Powell Street began in 1888, operating under the Ferries and Cliff House Railway Company and utilizing the same basic design pioneered by Andrew Hallidie in 1873. Among the story's twists and turns are the line's actual routes following the 1906 earthquake, which caused heavy damage and forced major repairs. Post-quake, United Railroads was able to replace many of the cable car lines with streetcars, including a part of the Powell Street system. San Francisco at one time had eight separate cable car operators. Gradually most were replaced by streetcars, buses, and trolley buses, given the complexities and expense of cable systems. The Powell lines were taken over by the city in 1944, but the mayor tried to abandon them in 1947. The public disapproved of this move, and since then the Powell Street line has only grown in stature and its importance to San Francisco.

Castles in the Sand

We were in the second day of a workshop convened to help create a new design
manual for Abu Dhabi's streets, one of ... bers of the UPC's infrastructure team
had persuaded some of the utilities to permit their lines to run beneath the streets.

Author: Michael Cameron Dempsey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786477601

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 268

Abu Dhabi--an obscure Middle Eastern principality that happens to be the richest city in the world. This book tells the story of Abu Dhabi's ambitions to transform itself from a sleepy sheikhdom into a thriving international metropolis and a hub of business and leisure. It traces Abu Dhabi's boom years from 2009 to 2011 from the perspective of a Westerner working for the Urban Planning Council, the government agency that planned and coordinated all of the massive development activity. Castles in the Sand explores the drastic changes in Abu Dhabi's built environment, where entire islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of dollars in infrastructure are spent on a whim--while recounting the disorienting experience of an outsider encountering a society in which foreigners outnumber locals nine to one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded tradition. General readers will find a broad introduction to Abu Dhabi, and architects and planners will gain a firsthand glimpse inside an unprecedented experiment in city-building.

Underground London

Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.

Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123946

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 478

What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time: Queen Boudicca lies beneath Platform 10 at King's Cross (legend has it); Dick Turpin fled the Bow Street Runners along secret passages leading from the cellar of the Spaniards pub in North London; the remains of a pre-Christian Mithraic temple have been found near the Bank of England; on the platforms of the now defunct King William Street Underground, posters still warn that 'Careless talk costs lives'. Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.

Lord Gawain s Forbidden Mistress

A network of tunnels runs under the streets.' Gripping Baderon's waist, Elise
found herself staring at the dusty ground. 'They're beneath the streets?' She had
assumed the caves would be some way from the actual town, but beneath the
streets ...

Author: Carol Townend

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146037861X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 290

Elise keeps her cards close to her chest. Few people know that she's also Blanchefleur le Fay, the celebrated singer. But she has an even greater secret… Her baby daughter is the result of a brief but intense affair with Gawain, Count of Meaux. Duty-bound to marry, Gawain is back in Troyes to meet his bride. So why can't he stop thinking about the sweet silver-voiced girl he met the last time he was there? And when he finds his mistress again Gawain must choose between duty…and forbidden desire.

We Were There But Where

This is not widely known, but Havre was home to the first shopping mall in the
country. Another name for it is “Havre Beneath the Streets” So until they could
rebuild, the businesses moved their stores into the steam tunnels beneath the
streets.

Author: Arlene Blessing

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477221654

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 252

This book is about my personal experience during the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti. On January 10, 2010, I traveled from Rhode Island through Boston Logan Airport and through Miami, Florida, and then Haiti. For two consecutive days, I was assigned to preach in the Church of God at Rue Du Centre, Port-au-Prince. Earlier on January 12, I was invited to speak at the same church in the early morning prayer service at 6:00 a.m. I was accompanied by my friend Bishop Habel Cesar Novas, a United States of America army veteran of Dominican background who travels with me on many occasions. I was asked to return the same day at 10:00 a.m., and that service ended at 12:10 p.m.

Under the Sidewalks of New York

As early as 1868 , serious talks were under way concerning such projects . ...
That their advice wasn ' t heeded showed no slackening in the determination to
go beneath the streets , for in 1893 the Manhattan Railway was rebuffed in a bid
to ...

Author: Brian J. Cudahy

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823216185

Category: Transportation

Page: 194

View: 694

But as it is in no other city on earth, the subway of New York is intimately woven into the fabric and identity of the city itself.