Musk Shares First Image of Boring Companys SubLA Tunnel

first_img Elon Musk released the first image of The Boring Company’s new tunnel below Los Angeles.In August, the Hawthorne City Council gave Musk’s startup a green light to dig a two-mile underground test tube.The route reportedly veers west from the northeast corner of Hawthorne Municipal Airport, and along 120th Street.Operating from SpaceX headquarters outside LA, The Boring Company previously worked only on (and under) its own private property. SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Launch in Texas ScrubbedElon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over Twitter With no pomp and circumstance, the firm quickly got to work, silently burrowing 500 feet through town. Unlike surface-level construction, locals shouldn’t even notice the proceedings.“Everything happens underground,” Brett Horton, SpaceX senior director of facilities and construction, who oversees Boring Co. work, told South Bay newspaper Daily Breeze over the summer.No builders walking the streets. No excavators thumping and clanging. Just a giant boring machine 15 yards below their feet.With 500 feet down and only 10,060 feet to go, Musk expects the two-mile underpass to be complete in “three to four months.”The continued expansion means the tunnel will “hopefully stretch the whole 405 N-S corridor from LAX to the 101 in a year or so,” Musk added.The planned passage does not intersect with any privately owned residential or commercial property—aside from SpaceX’s.The tunnel-boring firm (get it?) launched in April with a promotional video highlighting what a network of underground highways could do for overcrowded cities.Based on Musk’s vision, drivers will pull their car into a mechanical platform, or “electric skate,” on the side of the road. The plate then drops into the ground, where it transports vehicles at controlled autonomous speeds of 125 mph.Running some 44 feet below public roads and utilities, the tunnel is based on LA Metro specs.In July, The Boring Company received “verbal [government] approval” to build a Hyperloop underground tunnel, which will send passengers flying between New York and Washington, D.C. (with stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore) in fewer than 30 minutes.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img

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