Watch a Giant Tunnel Boring Machine Blast a Hole Through New York City

Watching a 642-ton, 300-foot-long Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) bust a hole from Manhattan to Long Island City reminds me of the tunnel cleaners in Labrinyth. Except, instead of David Bowie singing, it's Long Island City commuters.


The TBM is one of two tunnelers burrowing their way under Manhattan, with braces built as the tunneler Dig Dugs under New York eating soil and rock. Four tunnels are expected to be completed by October, so expect more forthcoming jubilation as these beasts emerge from the Earth. [MTA]

Share This Story