Saying the ceiling collapse happened in "the oldest" part of a ten-year-old tunnel doesn't fill us with much confidence, Mr. Amorello, so please stop saying that.
Your comments after the photo of the turnpike/Ted Williams Tunnel connector (collapsed ceiling-tile tunnel on the left) - photo via MassGIS OLIVER:
La Osa Cuadrada: And that is why I park at Quincy and take the Red Line in..
Blue Crab Boulevard: Gee, it's only 200 feet of three ton panels that might fall at any time:
Boston drivers should treat it as an adventure, right Mr. Amorello?
... Leaks may be expected in an underground tunnel (though probably not to the extent that they've occurred here). Falling hunks of cement, however? I'll be fascinated to hear how the contractors try to weasel their way out of this one. ...
... I think it's hard to overestimate the psychic and political impact of this. More and more you're going to have a hard time finding Bay State citizens who donâ€™t feel that this entire project is a collosal waste of money and a big headache to boot. ...
... I might actually try to bail out of here at 3:00 so I don't sit in traffic for hours. ...
Pinkandgreengirl worries about her husband, a frequent flyer who takes that tunnel several times a week:
... I needed one more thing to worry about, right?
Third Decade gives his condolences to the family of the dead woman and says the rest of us are real lucky:
... Given all leaks in the system, the poor concrete, and the cost overruns, we really have no idea what the full magnitude of the situation is. ...
He also recalls that crazy guy who wanted to build a bridge across the harbor instead of a tunnel system.
Lewis reminds us that there are alternate routes - the ones we all used to use 20 years ago:
... I actually had a lot of faith in the Teddy versus the other tunnels. It makes one pretty skittish to drive through the tunnel now. ...