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St. John's Harbour's South Side Hills internal development concept: going underground for multi-use space

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Abstract

The advantages of underground locations for space saving, security, stability, environmental, aesthetic, and weather protection reasons with regard to power plants, municipal transport facilities, liquid fuel storage, national defence structures, public utilities and parking garages have been recognized for many years. The municipal, provincial, and federal authorities responsible for the city and seaport of St. John's, Newfoundland should consider the short-, medium-, and long-term benefits of the comprehensive concept proposed in this paper for the internal development of the South Side Hills - the rocky, sandstone hills that rise steeply to over 220 m between the crowded St. John's Harbour and Freshwater Bay. This proposal outlines a plan of excavation, space utilization, organization, financing, rock support, ventilation, water and energy supply, transportation arrangements and, not of least of all, the important use of the excavated rock to create a system of bottom-founded and floating concrete breakwaters at the entrance to Freshwater Bay. The proposed breakwaters would make it possible for St. John's to claim one of the finest deep-water harbors on the eastern seaboard of North America. Its location close to the North Atlantic main shipping lanes and on the threshold of the potential energy corridor to the Easten Arctic  More>>
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Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EPA-05-004811; EDB-79-105014
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Underground Space; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 3:5; Conference: 92. EIC annual conference, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 26 May 1978
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NEWFOUNDLAND; UNDERGROUND SPACE; USES; DESIGN; EARTH-COVERED BUILDINGS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; HARBORS; SPECIFICATIONS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; BUILDINGS; CANADA; NORTH AMERICA; STORAGE; 291000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation; 320100 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Buildings; 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6263788
Research Organizations:
Memorial Univ., St. John's, Newfoundland
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: UNSPD
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 229-241
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Kierans, T W. St. John's Harbour's South Side Hills internal development concept: going underground for multi-use space. United Kingdom: N. p., 1979. Web.
Kierans, T W. St. John's Harbour's South Side Hills internal development concept: going underground for multi-use space. United Kingdom.
Kierans, T W. 1979. "St. John's Harbour's South Side Hills internal development concept: going underground for multi-use space." United Kingdom.
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title = {St. John's Harbour's South Side Hills internal development concept: going underground for multi-use space}
author = {Kierans, T W}
abstractNote = {The advantages of underground locations for space saving, security, stability, environmental, aesthetic, and weather protection reasons with regard to power plants, municipal transport facilities, liquid fuel storage, national defence structures, public utilities and parking garages have been recognized for many years. The municipal, provincial, and federal authorities responsible for the city and seaport of St. John's, Newfoundland should consider the short-, medium-, and long-term benefits of the comprehensive concept proposed in this paper for the internal development of the South Side Hills - the rocky, sandstone hills that rise steeply to over 220 m between the crowded St. John's Harbour and Freshwater Bay. This proposal outlines a plan of excavation, space utilization, organization, financing, rock support, ventilation, water and energy supply, transportation arrangements and, not of least of all, the important use of the excavated rock to create a system of bottom-founded and floating concrete breakwaters at the entrance to Freshwater Bay. The proposed breakwaters would make it possible for St. John's to claim one of the finest deep-water harbors on the eastern seaboard of North America. Its location close to the North Atlantic main shipping lanes and on the threshold of the potential energy corridor to the Easten Arctic makes it an outstanding and natural location for such a facility. Other benefits include environmental protection and conservation of the natural beauty of the Hills and much improved utilization of the existing harbor. The employment opportunities and the potential for substantial city growth using existing untapped natural resources appear fully to merit the detailed economic cost studies that the concept now requires.}
journal = {Underground Space; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {3:5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1979}
month = {Mar}
}