Friday, August 13, 2010

What Bombay's built on

Mumbai is a series of five islands that have been connected and grown through "land reclamation." My assumption was that had to do with trash or a landfill. When we arrived at the see, Ysiad pointed out these large, concrete triangulish blocks. They are what is piled up, settled, and then built upon. It's what is under a lot of Mumbai. Wow. I'm wondering even more what would ever happen to Mumbai in an earthquake. Don't think it would be too good. These pilings are supposedly about a ton each.

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