Archive for March 19th, 2008

Sunshine Week 4: The Illusion of Choice

Today’s float in this week-long parade of documents pried from the cold and clammy fingers of the government is the third and penultimate part of the 2005 engineering report on Saint Paul’s Lilydale caves. Consisting entirely of illustrations and charts, this portion of the report (2.5MB PDF) lays out the choices, such as they were, for the then-future of the caves in question. It was done pseudo-scientifically, with all the various options being fairly arbitrarily “scored” on an apparently arbitrary scale. Not surprisingly, the City went with the “highest scoring” option – hiding the entrances, which was – coincidentally, I’m sure – probably also the least expensive and quickest option to implement.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History, Urban Exploration | on March 19th, 2008 | 1 Comment »