Plans submitted to the city of Hawthorne by Elon Musk’s Boring Co. offer some tantalizing clues into his plan to complete an underground transportation tunnel. Musk tweeted Sunday night that the project’s first tunnel was almost complete and would open in December, with free rides for the public.
When Elon Musk’s tunneling firm began digging in Hawthorne last year, the construction site next to SpaceX headquarters was barely noticeable, sandwiched between a home improvement store and a parking garage.
The engineers at work on the Boring Co.’s tunnel, which now runs for a mile beneath city streets, have signaled that they intend to finish as they started: away from the public eye.
But documents submitted to city officials by Musk’s tunneling company offer a sneak peek at the company’s plans.
The most futuristic is a blueprint for a steel elevator shaft inside the garage of a shabby house near the Hawthorne Municipal Airport that would connect with the test tunnel 40 feet below.
“We’ll be completely contained within the garage,” Boring Co. employee Brett Horton told officials last month when the project received approval from the Hawthorne City Council. “You won’t be able to see or hear it.”
The structure would serve as a covert place for engineers to practice raising and lowering vehicles into the test tunnel, a key element of the transportation system known as “Loop.”
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