We continue with the tunnel borers – this time reverting to monochrome for the aboveground portion of the monochrome documentary (underground was here here, focusing on the workers). A sense of scale is needed to appreciate the extent of the project, and this was the purpose of these images. I shot this with a mix of equipment over an extended period of time – mostly Nikon D800Es, however. Enjoy! MT
While work goes on up on the surface, traffic and the city is in utter chaos in places.
For scale. The pit at this station – Cochrane – is easily 75m deep.
It’s a long way down. I know because I climbed every single one of those stairs.
Tunnel lining shells – thousands of them, ready to be loaded on special low-loader trucks and drive down the tunnel to the work face for the TBM to install automatically.
Preparing to celebrate
Breakthrough – perhaps my favourite shot from the entire job – though it really has to be seen large to appreciate it.
Exiting the beast – note man for scale
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