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    Cyburbian statler's avatar
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    A Walk Beneath The City

    If anybody happens to be in the Boston area or can make it into Boston this Sunday, you are in for a cool treat. They are opening the new expresway tunnel for a pedestrian walk. I did it once a few years back and it was amazing. I can't wait for this!

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Statler, how did it go?

    I read that it was enormously popular and they had to open 45 minutes early to accommodoate the crowd. What was your take on it?

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    It was really cool. I wish I had more of a chance to talk to the engineers that were posted thru-out the tunnel. It was incredibly crowded but it moved along really well. I have to commend them on thier almost perfect execution with this event. (As compared to the cluster f**k that was the bridge walk.) I can't wait for this be completed so I can actually drive through it. (Me and a million other people)
    The whole thing gave me a real apprecation of what an incredibly complex project it is. Now all we have to worry about is what we are going to put above the tunnel.
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    That sounds like an interesting project. As a native and resident of a city below sea level and primarily built on swamp land, it's hard for me to conceive of subterranean activities. The first time I rode a subway was when I went to DC on a high school trip and I was absolutely fascinated by it. I have to admit that I was pretty impressed with the 3 levels of Wacker Street in Chicago also.
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