Fake building in Brooklyn is actually a vent for underground subway

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The building with a black door and black windows at 58 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, USA is actually just a facade. Behind the fake exterior is a ventilation for the 4 and 5 subway line which runs directly beneath it.

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Source: Smart Cities Dive

This technique of camouflaging infrastructure is not unique to New York, similar facades have been spotted in London and Paris.

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