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[文化博览] 【整理】2012-01-30 超级城市纽约 NewYork—1

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To really know what makes a great city work, you have to peel back its skin and expose its secret life force. A system of incredible complexity and technology that millions depend on but few understand. A fantastic voyage now begins, a journey deep inside, the world's megacities. They call it "the Big Apple", the largest metropolis in America. Eight million people scatter across five boroughs, each a city itself, the core of "the big apple", the bustling borough of Manhattan. Like no place on earth, New York is famed for its pace, yet life here is slow to cruel without one vital infrastructure. Perhaps the most famous transportation system in the world, the New York subway. It's the engine that drives this megacity, 75% of New Yorkers have no car, they don't need one, New York has the best transit system in America. Yet the subway is a system under seige, daily it faces a triple threat, from man, from nature, and from time. Count perils and mind reels. Two thirds of the subway runs under ground, under roads, under rivers, under skyscrapers. The system truly carries the weight of the city on its shoulders. Billions of tons of concrete steel, asphalt and earth all bearing down, millions of litres of water threatening to flood in, a-hundred-year-old network struggling to keep up, and the most ominous number of all, 9-11. In these dark shadows, the specter of terrorism is no illusion, it's a nightmare New York survived and struggles daily to never relive.
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