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Photo: Ready to dig in

Tunnel vision: A crew member, in red at right, is dwarfed by the 57 1/2-foot cutting face of a giant boring machine aboard a ship from Japan Tuesday. The $80 million machine was built at a factory in Osaka. Its 41 pieces will be reassembled in a pit to begin the yearlong dig to create a 2-mile tunnel under downtown Seattle.
Tunnel vision: A crew member, in red at right, is dwarfed by the 57 1/2-foot cutting face of a giant boring machine aboard a ship from Japan Tuesday. The $80 million machine was built at a factory in Osaka. Its 41 pieces will be reassembled in a pit to begin the yearlong dig to create a 2-mile tunnel under downtown Seattle.






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