Did the earth move for you?

The first of the Crossrail Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) Elizabeth has now nearly passed completely under the Barbican and is close to Lauderdale Tower, while the second, Victoria is, at the time of writing, under Willoughby House and Brandon Mews about 0.2km behind. The writer is unaware of any Barbican dwellers having been disturbed by the machines passing under us – and the lakes don’t appear to have drained into the tunnels. (At one time there was a suggestion that the Barbican’s Lakes might have to be emptied prior to the TBMs passing underneath.) The Barbican Association’s Chair, … [Read more...]