[WATCH] How and Why New York City's Public Steam System Helps to Run the City's Buildings

Steam seen rising from the streets is nothing new in New York City, but do you know exactly why we have steam in the first place? In this short informative video made back in 2014 by the New York Times, see how and why our unique system of underground steam helped the City grow into what it is today.

With more than 100 miles of steam piping and nearly 2,000 buildings served, New York’s steam system is the largest in the world.

Check out the accompanying article for more on the New York City steam network.