Tunnel-boring machine named “Driller Mike” after Atlanta rapper

Tunnel-boring machine named “Driller Mike” after Atlanta rapper

“Driller Mike” is the winning name for the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management’s new tunnel-boring machine, the city announced today. The name is a tribute to Atlanta hip hop artist and activist Killer Mike. It beat out “Peach Beast” and “Scarlett” in a public vote. “Driller Mike” will construct a five-mile tunnel connecting the former Bellwood […]

City seeks nickname for new Bellwood reservoir boring machine

City seeks nickname for new Bellwood reservoir boring machine

What to call it? The Tunnel Master? The Water Monster? The Big Bore? Atlanta city officials have received the big machine that will bore a tunnel to build a new reservoir and increase the city’s water supply. Now they want to give the 400-foot-long machine its own nickname. The $11.6 million boring machine will excavate […]

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