Watch a 400-Foot-Long Tunneling Machine Break Through a New Downtown L.A. Subway Station

Watch a 400-Foot-Long Tunneling Machine Break Through a New Downtown L.A. Subway Station

Deep below downtown Los Angeles, Angeli is hard at work. She's not an ordinary member of Metro's team; she's a 400-foot-long, 21.6-foot-wide tunnel boring machine (TBM) that has been digging a new Regional Connector under the city. The project kicked off in Little Tokyo four months ago and on Thursday, Angeli's journey ended at the Grand Avenue/Bunker Hill station, where she dramatically broke through her last piece of earth. Check out L.A. Weekly photographer Ted Soqui's photo essay documenting the final stop of Angeli's underground adventure.


Deep below downtown Los Angeles, Angeli is hard at work. She's not an ordinary member of Metro's team; she's a 400-foot-long, 21.6-foot-wide tunnel boring machine (TBM) that has been digging a new Regional Connector under the city. The project kicked off in Little Tokyo four months ago and on Thursday, Angeli's journey ended at the Grand Avenue/Bunker Hill station, where she dramatically broke through her last piece of earth. Check out L.A. Weekly photographer Ted Soqui's photo essay documenting the final stop of Angeli's underground adventure.
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