Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines

The New Yorker ran a fascinating story last week about the German company Herrenknecht and its tunnel-boring machines. Here’s a link to the story, but don’t bother clicking through. It’s just an abstract; the whole thing isn’t online.

Anyway, I thought the story could have benefited from a few good photos of the machines it described, which sounded amazing. I dug around and found some.


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Herrenknecht machines dug the Chunnel between England and France. (At the time it was the largest TBM. There’s one now being built that will be bigger.)

About the author: Adam Kuban is a one-time foodblogger turned aspiring pizzeria owner — see margotspizza.com. Founder of Slice and A Hamburger Today and founding editor of Serious Eats. He enjoys photography, urban hiking, and naps.

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