The Urban Sherpa - a blog by Christopher DeWan

(never will you find a more wretched hive of scum and villany...)

Read Work and Other Essays, a collection of nonfiction by Christopher DeWan.

The Lost City rating=2

The architect was busy drafting plans—measuring out smooth assured strokes till the building became clearer in her mind. It was different than other buildings: for each room above ground, there was another crawling underground, so the building sprawled higher, wider, and downward, too—a network of underground towers, spiral stairs, bridges. She was creating an underground city—not tunnels and caverns but a fully realized metropolis, such that excavating it later, hundreds of years from now, would reveal it as if it had once been above ground—the spires and cathedral tops would be the only hint, above ground, of what lay beneath.

She was building a lost city, from scratch.

 UNderground city