Tunnel-boring machine for new Crenshaw light-rail named after Harriet Tubman
Harriet was not quite ready for her close-up.
The 950-ton tunnel boring machine named after African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman was hoisted about five feet off the ground Monday. But Metro construction crews put her back down, saying her work on the underground rail-line known as the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project would have to wait for calmer weather.
A construction worker surveys inside the giant tunnel boring machine named Harriet during the Metro unveiling ceremonial celebration at the Expo Construction yard in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Watchara Phomicinda — Staff photographer