While governments look for more and more new things to meddle in, the basics get neglected:
NEW YORK - With a blast that made skyscrapers tremble, an 83-year-old steam pipe sent a powerful message that the miles of tubes, wires and iron beneathand other U.S. cities are getting older and could become dangerously unstable.
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This may be a warning sign for this very old network of pipe that we have," said Anil Agrawal, a professor of civil engineering at theof New York. "We should not be looking at this incident as an isolated one."
Fromto , a number of American cities are entering a middle age of sorts, and the infrastructure propping them up is showing signs of strain.
You may infer a Fort Wayne lesson in this.