Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper is documenting the construction of the Copenhagen Metro Line in Denmark. The project is an expansion of the City Circle Line. Wiper is famous for his photo essay of the Danish Crown Slaughterhouse in Denmark.
Wiper’s photo essay on the Metro showcases the huge drills used to burrow through rock. The Metro Line is being extended and will include 17 new stations in Copenhagen and is expected to replace some of the city’s bus services. The project will cost a total of $3.2 billion or 21.3 billion kroner. The line is expected to transport 240,000 passengers daily, increase ridership to 460,000 and log a total of 130 million passenger trips per year.
The drill used to dig tunnels weighs 800 tons and has primarily burrowed through limestone about 30 meters beneath Copenhagen. Reinforced partitions and concrete sections prefabricated in Germany are being used to form the tunnel through which the trains will transit.
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