What’s Hidden Underground The Streets of Buffalo Is Unexpected But Awesome

Most Buffalonians, ourselves included, walk the streets and sidewalks of the Queen City without giving a second thought to what lies underneath their feet. But something major is hidden under those silver city grates, and it’s pretty amazing. No — it’s not a team of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (although some of that movie was filmed on our streets). There are thousands of vaults and tunnels hidden under the streets of Buffalo that date back to the origins of the city. It’s completely unexpected — and completely awesome. Take a look:

Editor’s note: unfortunately, the video uploader has removed the footage below. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Special thanks to buffalophotographer7 on YouTube for sharing this video!

We had no idea this intricate system was hidden underground and under our feet all this time. What other secrets of Buffalo have you uncovered? Did you know these vaults existed? Tell us in the comments below!