Paranoia, self-protection, and even laziness, are just below the surface
Underground cities occupy a weird place in the popular imagination, caught halfway between markers of ancient civilizations, such as Petra, and the dystopian future predicted in science fiction (see Zion in The Matrix series). But despite the natural inclination to avoid the urban planning equivalent of the garden apartment, many cities, especially those with limited real estate downtown, are looking beneath the surface. Montreal has created an exemplary example of a working underground neighborhood, while the promising Lowline project in New York, which wants to create a park underneath Manhattan, offers a more hospitable vision of life in a tunnel. Whether its built as a bunker for defense or a network to connect the city, modern examples of underground dwelling fill a strange chapter in the history of construction.
Read the Full Story HERE >>>> Source: Strange Subterranean Cities Around the World – Curbed