The raising of Chicago , An amazing achievement in the 1860`s

by smiddy 1 Replies latest social current

  • smiddy

    My TV was on as a bit of background noise instead of the radio , and then I became aware of the program being televised , the raising of city blocks in Chicago by screw-jacks , and people were working , living , shopping ,coming and going as if nothing was unusual .

    And all this was happening in the 1860`s as a result of health problems experienced through lack of drainage etc.for sewerage and what not.

    Absolutely worth a google look .


  • prologos
    Saw that docu some time ago. America had great energy, Chicago a great waterfront hotel section that was raised. . Is it now Changhai's turn?

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