Solar clocks and spiral stairways take underground tunnel building to a new level.
Stuart Kendall is a founding partner and Principal of Seattle Solstice, one of the most technically advanced stone cutting facilities in the world and a consonance of art & engineering. Undergraduate work in physics at Carleton College transposed to a degree from the Eastman School of Music. He co-founded Enclume, Inc.
Engineer Stuart Kendall stood atop the great pyramid in Egypt, and thought to himself, how much he would like to part of an epic stone project like this one. Little did Kendall know, but the years ahead would provide him with just that opportunity. He spent 7 years at Machinists, Inc.
So how does the Clock keep going if no one visits it for months, or years, or perhaps decades? If it is let to run down between visits, who would keep resetting it? The Clock is designed to run for 10,000 years even if no one ever visits (although it would not display the correct time till someone visited).
High on a rocky ridge in the desert, nestled among the brush, is the topmost part of a clock that has been ticking for thousands of years. It looks out over the ruins of a spaceport, built by a rich man whose name was forgotten long ago.