Elon Musk's Boring Company Is Building an 18-Mile Tunnel In Chicago

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On Thursday morning, the Chicago mayor’s office announced that it had selected Elon Musk’s tunnel digging venture, the Boring Company, to build a high-speed transportation system linking O’Hare airport and downtown Chicago.

Up until this point, the Boring Company was just a handful of employees working from two trailers in the SpaceX parking lot, where it is digging a test tunnel. Boring has developed a tunnel excavation system that can currently excavate at 1/15 the speed of a snail, but


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