Monday, February 20, 2017

Like the 60 Year Old Prostitutes Dressed As Lady Gaga In the Rue Saint-Denis, Elon Musk's Boring Company May Be More Interesting For the Packaging Than the Product (TSLA)

From LA Weekly:

Elon Musk's Tunnel Isn't Under the 405 — and It Doesn't Have State Approval
The tech media world has pretty much bought billionaire Elon Musk's story that he's digging a tunnel from his home to his office at rocket maker SpaceX in Hawthorne to circumvent his plebeian daily commute on the 405.

After tweeting in January that he was going to "build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging," Musk followed up a few weeks later by stating there was "exciting progress on the tunnel front" and that there was a "plan to start digging in a month or so.'' Since then Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek and the U.K.'s Daily Mail have captured photos of apparent tunneling on the grounds of SpaceX. The Verge ran a photo of a boring machine tweeted by Musk, reporting that the device would help create a "test tunnel."

The publications appear to have taken the imagery to mean that Musk is following through with his promise to eventually build a private commuter tunnel to his Bel-Air home. "It’s time to take Elon Musk seriously and literally," Wired stated.

But according to documents L.A. Weekly obtained through a California Public Records Act request, SpaceX has been planning since at least summer to build not a commuter tunnel to Bel-Air but a pedestrian tunnel from its One Rocket Road office to its employee parking garage across the street. The 50-foot-long tunnel would span busy Crenshaw Boulevard, according to the documents.

And even that relatively short tunnel is proving to be a headache....MORE 
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