The Grey Lady's ongoing series explores New York's underground infrastructure that offers a cleaner source of energy

The New York Times is taking viewers on a six-part documentary journey to explore major infrastructures and technologies that make life possible everyday in the city. The Living City series offers storytelling and facts about the ubiquitous systems that hold the city together, influencing locals and tourists alike.

The newest episode, “A City Shaped by Steam,” looks at the history of the largest steam pipe system in the world, an underground technological marvel that powers hundreds of thousands of commercial and residential buildings. Steam, a vapor many pay little notice to, reduces carbon emissions and creates a stronger, greener city for the future of the 21st century.

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