Tunnels are mazelike lattices that support our world from below. London would be inconceivable without the Thames River.
Beneath its bed there is a concrete roadway that escapes the knowledge of most. For 25 kms, the Thames Tideway tunnel connects the locks and outfalls of the capital’s ancient 18th century sewerage system, keeping the river clean.
Beneath the hustle and bustle of the city’s surface, not only are works of monumental dimensions hidden, but there is also room for fine-tuning elements of everyday life. Tunnel works, such as the extension of the London Underground’s Northern Line, are crucial to gaining new spaces and, with them, a better quality of life for its citizens.