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Tokyo G-Cans

by Josh Rubin in Design on 14 January 2005

Tokyo Gcans

Sorry my Japanese is a little rusty, otherwise I’d give us all a full translation of the site. However I do know these captivating photos are indeed of Tokyo’s G-Cans Project-- an underground water draining system to help prevent the overflow of major waterways during the wet typhoon season. Just seeing the sheer size and design of this construction through these photos, which almost look illustrated, is amazing. I can only imagine what construction and upkeep of such an immense and interesting system like this must be like. It's also a free tourist attraction, presumably only during the dry season. --Josh Spear

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