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.’