Lego Garbage From Elon Musk’s Tunneling

Lego Garbage From Elon Musk’s Tunneling

So why do they have an ancient Egyptian theme?

Entrepreneur Elon Musk founded Boring Company in 2016. The firm’s goal is to one day build a large city network of tunnels.

The company is working on two projects in the Washington DC area and the city of Los Angeles. He made his first ground drill at a trial site in Los Angeles in late 2017.

In order for the builders to drill the tunnels, they have to carve the rock and soil.

In a tweet on Monday, Musk said he’s considering recycling rather than disposing of soil scraps, turning them into bricks that interlock in the form of Lego and can be used to build houses and other structures.

When asked how long it would take to build a building using these bricks, Musk replied that “two people can build the exterior walls of a small house in, like, a day.” It is not yet clear what the price of the bricks will be.

According to Musk, the first set will be on the market around May and will feature ancient Egyptian motifs.

The tweets of Musk are as follows:

NEW PRODUCTS OF BORING COMPANY ARE COMING SOON. LINKING, REAL-SIZED LEGO-LIKE BRICKS MADE OF TUNNELING ROCKS THAT YOU CAN USE TO CREATE STRUCTURES & BUILDINGS. SUITABLE FOR THE SEISMIC LOADS OF CALIFORNIA, SO SUPER STRONG, BUT THEY ARE DRILLED IN THE MIDDLE LIKE AN AIRCRAFT WINGSIDE, SO THEY ARE NOT SO HEAVY. THE FIRST TEAM WILL BE ANCIENT EGYPT; PYRAMIDS, SFENKS, TEMPLE OF HORUS, ETC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F94uNseyWVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F94uNseyWVg

The Boring Company website had cracked these plans long before Musk’s tweet. The site states that using rock instead of brick is not a new idea.

The site’s FAQ page states: “Recent finds show that structures, including the Pyramids, have been built from earth for thousands of years. These bricks can also be used in part of the tunnel lining, which is usually constructed of concrete.”

More and more companies are developing similar structures. In 2016, French architecture firm Multipod Studio unveiled the customizable PopUp House, made of stackable bricks that can be built in about a month.

Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has also developed low-cost plaster bricks that can withstand earthquakes.

The Boring Company website claims that brick building will reduce both tunneling costs and the environmental impact of projects (because concrete production is responsible for more than 4 percent of global CO2 emissions).

Musk, who also founded SpaceX and Tesla, says that his own underground tunnels will act as transportation corridors that will alleviate traffic. But the company still has billions of dollars and years to build its first official tunnel.

The California Environmental Quality Code regulates major construction projects in Los Angeles. The Curbed site reports that even the review process alone can take at least three to four years.

Opponents, including some transport analysts, argue that improving public transport structures would be a more effective (and possibly less costly) strategy for reducing traffic.

Some transport experts say Boring’s tunnels will even create more traffic congestion.

Musk, in his tweet on March 9, said that he laid out the Boring Company plan, saying that all tunnels and the Hyperloop will prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over cars, adding that these systems will still transport cars, but only when all personalized public transportation needs are met: “This is a matter of courtesy and justice. If someone can’t afford a car, they should go first.”

Boring’s first tunnel system will feature “thousands of small stations the size of a parking lot, uniquely blending with the structure of the city,” Musk tweeted.

This definition is very similar to the subway; Except, of course, at much smaller stations and futuristic vehicles that will take passengers to their destinations.

Source: https://popsci.com.tr/
Photo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F94uNseyWVg

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