Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Review of "Underground Buildings- More Than Meets the Eye"

Underground Buildings- More Than Meets The Eye
Loretta Hall
Quill Driver Books
ISBN 1884956270
Available Here

Underground architecture has come a long way since the 1800s. Perhaps you read Laura Ingalls Wilder's account of living in an underground home built into a bank. Remember when the cow stepped into the chimney hole, and sent great clods of dirt falling into the house? Well, to say that underground buildings have improved since then would be a gross understatement.

Loretta Hall takes her readers on a tour of North America, searching for underground buildings in all their glory. No longer the 1970s era earth home, susceptible to mold, water, and darkness, today's earth buildings are model marvels, long-lasting testaments to the architects who designed them.

More than 100 buildings are toured in this book. Follow Hall as she dives deep underground to view where heads of state are sent in an emergency, an entire office park carved into a former mine deep underground, and many homes underground.

This book provides an incredible look at buildings that are hidden from plain site, yet, are some of the most beautiful and technologically advanced buildings on the planet.

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