On Friday night, Boring Company, CEO Elon Musk, showed two pictures of his tunnel drill, emerging from the dirt in…
On Friday night, Boring Company, CEO Elon Musk, showed two pictures of his tunnel drill, emerging from the dirt in a cave-shaped hole, perpendicular to the edge of the hole, watching the spinning boring head.
The tunnel began in January 2017 at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Musko’s goal has been to improve the speed and cost of tunnel drilling not only to ease motorway traffic by lowering cars on hats and then accelerating them through a so-called “loop” system, but also for possibly digging sewers, water, and electric tunnels for cities in a more cost-effective manner.
At the end of October Musket tweeted that the more than two-mile Hawthorne tunnel would be completed by December 10th and The Boring Company was to celebrate
Leary Station, located on a piece of commercial property owned by The Boring Company in Hawthorne. The location is close, but not the same as, the location where The Boring Company recently received approval to build a tunnel gate in a residential garage.
“Leary Station” refers to an employee of SpaceX / Boring Company recently left.
Hawthorne tunnel is just a test tunnel for The Boring Company, which is also planning to complete a second 3.6-mile, one-way tunnel from Los Angeles Metro to Dodger Stadium. Eventually, the company wants to dig a tunnel in Chicago between the Hare International Airport and the city center.  Boring Company has had broad support from L A Mayor Eric Garcetti to complete his tunnel project, although some argue that city leadership enabled the Hawthorne project to move forward faster than it would have in a more prosperous neighborhood.
Correction: This story was updated to reflect that the end of the tunnel is not in the residential property where The Boring Company plans to test a garage-based tunnel gate.
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