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    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
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    I can’t be the only one who saw this story and daydreamed about Columbus keeping the machine and building a subway system….

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/03/21/a-symphony-underground.html

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    #537653

    GCrites80s
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    Hopefully the Ninja Turtles move in.

    #537654

    Rockmastermike
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    unfortunately, they have to go 150 feet down to find rock solid enough to use that machine.

    Can you imagine the wait for the elevator after you get off that train? yikes

    #537655

    Pablo
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    Rockmastermike said:
    unfortunately, they have to go 150 feet down to find rock solid enough to use that machine.

    Can you imagine the wait for the elevator after you get off that train? yikes

    Moscow has pretty deep subway stations:

    #537656

    Rockmastermike
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    Pablo said:
    Moscow has pretty deep subway stations:

    yes the deepest section is almost 300 ft deep! It’s pretty amazing.

    It’s remarkable what can be accomplished with the will to provide funding.

    This (badly needed!) sewer line project is running more than $300 million.

    #537657

    GCrites80s
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    Some of those DC Metro stations are way down there. And the escalators break. That’s why there’s no fat people there.

    #537658

    Rockmastermike
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    GCrites80s said:
    Some of those DC Metro stations are way down there. And the escalators break. That’s why there’s no fat people there.

    except in Congress

    #537659

    Alex Silbajoris
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    I can’t help thinking of Eric von Daniken’s Gold of the Gods with the tunnels.

    To me this is the most incredible, fantastic story of the century. It could easily have come straight from the realms of Science Fiction if I had not seen and photographed the incredible truth in person. What I saw was not the product of dreams or imagination, it was real and tangible.

    A gigantic system of tunnels, thousands of miles in length and built by unknown constructors at some unknown date, lies hidden deep below the South American continent. Hundreds of miles of underground passages have already been explored and measured in Ecuador and Pent [sic]. That is only a beginning, yet the world knows nothing about it.

    #537660

    Pablo
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    GCrites80s said:
    Some of those DC Metro stations are way down there. And the escalators break. That’s why there’s no fat people there.

    The Dupont Circle station is pretty deep.

    #537661

    GCrites80s
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    Rockmastermike said:
    except in Congress

    I was going to say that… but you actually did.

    #537662

    Twixlen
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    Pablo said:
    The Dupont Circle station is pretty deep.

    I looked it up – Dupont is 188 feet deep, actually. I’ve been down those escalators/stairs. It’s an amazing feat. And it can be done!!

    #537663

    Rockmastermike
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    GCrites80s said:
    I was going to say that… but you actually did.

    oh yeah I went there

    #537664

    ehill27
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    #537665
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
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    Im afraid of heights! It scared me a little going down at Dupont Circle!

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    Steve
    Steve
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    I’ve ridden those escalators in the Moscow metro system. It doesn’t take as long as you think. That’s one of the things I loved about the system–the stations were so deep.

    I think the deepest station is in Ukraine or something.

    Anyway, I as well thought of what else we could use that tunnel boring machine for. ;(

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