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Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by 917601, Sep 8, 2017.



  1. 917601

    917601 Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    China Builds Subway Station In The Middle Of Nowhere
    Nearly everyone has experienced driving in an unknown area and accidentally turning down a dead-end street. It sucks, but that happens when you’re unfamiliar with the area. Or, perhaps instead of a dead-end road, you end up on one of the world’s “bridges to nowhere.” However, new images of a Chinese subway station, literally in the middle of nowhere, show that the situation can be much stranger than anyone imagined.

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    Many Chinese cities are going through major construction booms. As populations swell, the government struggles to maintain the necessary infrastructure. That’s one reason traffic is so bad. As a result, carpooling in China basically involves clown cars. All of this explains why people loved the straddling bus. However, with that bus a bust, subways are China’s new hope. For instance, take the city of Chongqing. The urban center in southwestern China has a population of nearly 9 million people. To help move that many residents, there’s an expansive subway system. Currently, four lines exist with two more scheduled to open by 2020.

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    Although there are plans for additional subway lines, government administrators may want to tap the brakes. The Caojiawan Station on Line 6 opened in 2015. Inside, gleaming blue walls and dazzling black stone floors greet travelers. There’s also a full complement of transportation officers and security guards, too. The impressive sight inside the station leads to the unbelievable contrast when a passenger leaves the station. The stairway ends at a concrete block in the middle of an overgrown, abandoned field. The view is the same for miles in each direction. The scene could easily be from a post-Apocalyptic movie.

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    The Caojiawan Station does not connect to any highways or other modes of public transportation. As a result, anyone getting off at that stop needs to be shuttled by van to their destination. The local government defended its decision to build the subway to nowhere as a sign of its long-term planning. Other officials in the national government, however, blame the weird situation on the fact that road and subway construction are handled by two separate government departments.

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    A part-time graduate student and high school teacher, Steve enjoys just about anything that makes him forget all the student loans he'll never be able to pay back. He enjoys visiting his extended family, spread throughout the world, whenever he has a chance.
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    Subways make great fallout shelters.
     
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    It's probably cheaper to build it now that dig a hole later.
     
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    Google the IRT Flushing subway line. You can find historical pictures of the concrete viaduct in the middle of farm land. Same thing with the 59th street Queensboro bridge. Both the subway and the bridge created the demand for the surrounding land

    Even better example are the pictures of the newly built Dakota where John Lennon lived and where Rosemary's baby was filmed. The apartment building got its name because you might as well have moved out to the Dakota territory if you lived there. The building started a building boom on the west side of Central Park.

    Odds are the local politicians probably bought the land around the station by the acre and will wind up selling it by the foot for a tidy profit.
     
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    Yeah well the jokes on them garanddad september 23rd the world ends read the bible! (my interpertation of it)!!
    This thread is done!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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