August 5th, 2015387 views
Have you heard, 3333 Wisconsin Apartments? A new community space, Dupont Underground, is coming to Dupont Circle. Following in the footsteps of urban intervention projects like The Highline in New York City and the Paddington Reservoir Gardens in Sydney, Dupont Underground will revitalize the underground trolley platforms left vacant by DC's now-defunct streetcar system.
Empty since the 1960s, the 75,000-square-foot space will become a subterranean destination for arts and culture. Think pop-up shops, community events, arts performances, design exhibitions, and other happenings intended to contribute to the venue's overall mission: "return[ing] a long-abandoned space back to the public realm" — at least, for a five-year span, the length of the venue's lease.
The official opening date for Dupont Underground has yet to be announced; however, the 14,000-square-foot space of the east platform is slated for a "late summer" debut, according to the website. In the meantime, check out the Dupont Underground page on Facebook to keep tabs on any announcements!
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