Story: City public spaces

Underground power lines

In the 20th century municipalities began putting services like electricity cables underground to improve the appearance of streets. This clip shows how it was done.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 100. National Film Unit, 1960

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Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Streets, avenues and pedestrian spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Geoffrey Rice, published 11 Mar 2010