Main | Saturday, April 24, 2010

Being Boring

After about two years of prep work, they've finally lowered the giant rock boring machine into the Upper East Side pit to begin drilling the next section of the Second Avenue Subway.
The machine’s 200-ton cutter head — which uses 44 rotating discs to mine through tons of underground rock — arrived at the project’s “launch box” between 96th and 92nd streets on Second Avenue on Wednesday. The entire, 450-foot-long Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will drill nearly a mile and a half of the new two-track line’s western tunnel beginning in May, the MTA stated.
The Q line will be running under my street in just nine years! Weren't we all supposed to be using hover-pods by now?

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