More on the LHC Countdown Answered
The Large Hadron Collider is indeed large: the underground particle accelerator is about 17 miles in circumference (it is circular). Located between France and Switzerland, the LHC is now almost ready to begin full-length particle accelerations. Researchers are attempting to collide protons together that are accelerate to 7 TeV (tera electron volts).
Following Tetranitrate's first post, LHC Countdown, people have been looking for more information.
Even More on the LHC from Kiteman, with more explanation.
Here is a great set of pictures from Boston.com, showcasing all stages of production of the LHC.
For a better visual understanding of how it works, take a look at this LHC animation from the official LHC web site.
More general information from the LHC web site.
As I like to say, this is large and in charge.