For some reason, it’s nearly as iconic as the skyscrapers. A district heating system carries steam runs through a series of pipes and is used to heat and cool over 2000 buildings across the city.
The white steam billowing out of the ground is caused by external water making contact with the pipes or EVEN a little bloody leak in the pipes themselves. Rain and snow really set them off if you know what I mean?
The New York Times says ‘had it not been for steam, every single high-rise would have a chimney sticking out of it’.