Going Nowhere: 99% Invisible tells the story of...

Spencer Peterson
tumblr_n9yycodPv61sk7mx1o1_1280%20%281%29.jpg
tumblr_n9yycodPv61sk7mx1o1_1280%20%281%29.jpg

99% Invisible tells the story of Japanese artist Akasegawa Genpei, who documented pipes, staircases, and doors to nowhere that stick around, and are often even maintained by city workers, despite the fact that development has rendered them pointless. He called them Thomassons, after Gary Thomasson, an American baseball player who was traded to a Tokyo team and benched for much of his contract for his poor performance, because he was "useless" and also "maintained." [99 Percent Invisible via Gizmodo]