GOOD NEWS: THE UNIVERSE IS STILL HERE!
The US was supposed to build one but it was killed due to budget cuts. In a way it's a good thing.
I mean, think of a Swiss Banker or a Swiss Watch? And then, their US versions? Who ya gonna trust? I thought so.
Of course, I know black holes exist right here on earth, I didn't need the above experiment or multi-billion dollar device to convince me. I have one in my studio and I always am losing pencils, brushes and books into it....
In the meantime, I'm off to Cape Cod for a couple of days. They say a black hole, at the event horizon, slows time down. I need to slow time down myself and look at some beaches sans tourists.