Public Shirks 1
Trumpets sounded, cheers reverberated and burly workers wiped away tears as foreman Hubert Baer lifted a statue of Saint Barbara — the patron saint of miners — through a small hole in the enormous drilling machine thousands of feet underground in central Switzerland.
At that moment, a 35.4-mile tunnel was born, and the Alpine nation reclaimed the record from Japan’s Seikan Tunnel. Television stations across Europe showed the event live.
And we can’t manage a two mile-long tunnel under a river because building it means that folks who have lots more money than they know what to do with might end up with merely having more money than they know what to do with.
October 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm
New Jersey is broke. How do you propose they pay for it?