0 Likes

The mole Caterina
Turin

On mai 23, 2009 the City of Turin welcomed the citizens to see the mole Caterina that successfully reached the future Carducci station, on its way to Lingotto.

Caterina is one of the TBM (Tunnel Boring Machines; the others are Valentina, Madama Cristina and Valeria) that have been excavating the tunnels at 20 mt underground for the Turin Metro's Line 1.

The mole is about 8 m. in diameter, its weight is 400 t. (TBM+cart) and it advances about 10 m. a day.

Copyright: Alessandro Ugazio
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10620x5310
Taken: 23/05/2009
Uploaded: 25/05/2009
Updated: 08/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: talpa caterina; carducci-molinette; tbm; tunnel boring machine; metrotorino; metropolitana di torino; turin metro; val 208
comments powered by Disqus

Alessandro Ugazio
The last wysteria
Alessandro Ugazio
Franco Balbis Bridge at night, purple lights
Alessandro Ugazio
Franco Balbis Bridge at night, cyan lights
Gianluca Garelli
Po
Alessandro Ugazio
Parco del Valentino - Fontana dei Mesi
Alessandro Ugazio
Frozen Fountain of the twelve months in Valentino Park
Alessandro Ugazio
Ponte Isabella al tramonto
Alessandro Ugazio
Po river from Princess Isabella bridge
Fabrizio Bertellino
Ponte Isabella
Fabrizio Bertellino
Ponte Isabella - The Blue Hour
Gianluca Garelli
Isabella BridgeTorino
Alessandro Ugazio
Luzzati's Nativity scene at Borgo Medioevale
Elmar Agricola
Zugspitzblick Zoeblen
Martin Smith
Gaping Gill Main Chamber
Assaf Bezalel
Jerusalem old city market
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Colors of Sinai - Coloured Canyon
Zoran Strajin
Jezzar Pasha Mosque, Acco (Acre), Israel
Mani Jahanshahi
Alimastan jungle - Autumn
T. Emrich
A different view from Golden Gate
Frank van Tol
Windmill 't Witte Lam
Petr Pletnyakov
Tseyskii glacier
yunzen liu
The White Palace 's east garden in Potala Palace Lhasa Tibet
Teatro Romano
John Gore
Delaire Graff Estate view of Hottentots-Holland Mountains
Alessandro Ugazio
Mole Antonelliana under snowfall
Alessandro Ugazio
Ponte Isabella al tramonto
Alessandro Ugazio
Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, Le Due Torri
Alessandro Ugazio
Piazza della Repubblica (Porta Palazzo)
Alessandro Ugazio
Basilica of Superga, view from the dome, north side
Alessandro Ugazio
Mulassanointerno
Alessandro Ugazio
Calalunga beach, Sant'Antioco Island
Alessandro Ugazio
Finalmarina, Piazza San Giovanni Battista
Alessandro Ugazio
Monastero di Lanzo, main street
Alessandro Ugazio
Certosa Reale di Collegno, cortile
Alessandro Ugazio
30,000 pizzas
Alessandro Ugazio
Via Palazzo di Città
More About Turin

Capital as well as cultural and business center of the Piedmont region, Turin is famous as headquarters of Fiat and Lancia, birthplace of Telecom Italia and Rai television and host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Turin has a modern public transport infrastructure so it is easy to get to architectural sites and museums, most notably the Mole Antonelliana, which is the home of the National Cinema Museum. Home to Torino and Juventus, two historical italian football teams, the region is famous as the birth place of solid chocolate over 200 years ago. Gianduiotto is perhaps the most famous Turin chocolate currently in production.