February 28, 2011

Water in and water out

What are cities about?

First and foremost: water

Clean water in and dirty water out.  Or roundabout. 

But without  getting ahold of the former and dealing with the latter, a city is not viable, not even for a week. 

So this delightful story by David Prowler of San Francisco on the importance of pipes – the containers for the water in and out – and the challenges that moving the pipes can involve, is also a helpful reminder “the next time you take a cold drink” of who’s the real star in ‘starchitecture.’

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