Waiting for The Robot

I understand that this trench is to be the insertion point for the drilling robot for the Central Subway. Every time I ride by it I get excited about the prospect like it's Christmas morning: "Is the new robot here yet? How about now? When do I get to see?"

Since this neighborhood is largely landfill, it will be going really deep (700ft, I think I read?) unlike the Transbay Tube which wasn't actually drilled: they lowered it from the surface.

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8 Responses:

  1. Ben says:

    700 feet?!? That's bananas. Deepest part of the Boston T is "only" 105 feet and even that results in some huge escalators - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Porter_escalator_looking_down.JPG

  2. eugene says:

    I would not get too excited yet. From what I heard they are only doing utilities relocation now. So, they're probably going to fill the trench, put new asphalt, and then in about a week rip it up again, like they did it 10 times already.

    Also, I am surprised you are not subscribed to the Central Subway blog: http://www.centralsubwayblog.com/blog/

  3. Lun Esex says:

    How many times are they going to have to stop the digging because they run into some Old Buried Thing of Historic Notability?

    At least they won't have to worry about running into any plague pits.

    We can hope there will be no occasion to call in either Quatermass or any professors from Miskatonic U., either...