Elon Musk announced the Boring Company’s Godot machine has begun its digging operation in the car park of the SpaceX building in LA.
‘Just installed steel skeleton of the car/pod elevator. Should be operating next week’, the SpaceX founder tweeted today, with a five second video of the site.
This marks a major step in Musk’s plans to build a transport network beneath the city.
The announcement comes just weeks after Musk claimed he and the mayor of LA had ‘promising talks’ about his plans to build an underground bus network.
As well as the news that it would be operating next week, Musk tweeted another video of the site and commented ‘Across the road and below the ground’.
He also revealed the location of the tunnel with a tweet that included a picture of the SpaceX headquarters and the comment ‘perspective’.
In a tweet yesterday, the Tesla founder said his ‘Godot’ machine had ‘begun boring and just completed the first segment of tunnel in LA’, while at the same time making bizarre declarations about his love of floors and tunnels.
Musk’s mention of ‘Godot’ appears to reference Samuel Beckett’s 1949 play, Waiting for Godot, where two melancholy men old men sit on mounds of Earth waiting for ‘Godot’ to arrive.
Seemingly excited by the progress of his plans to dig under the city, the billionaire then went on to post a number of other tweets about his love of floors.
On the subject of floors, Musk posted: ‘They will never let you down.
‘They are so underappreciated.
‘Just try one. It’s way better than you think.’
He added: ‘I love floors. Not as much as tunnels though.’
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