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International Spy Museum Looks to Move to L'Enfant Plaza

While Dupont Underground was in the running as a possible location for the International Spy Museum, it looks like all eyes are on L'Enfant Plaza. No leases have been signed yet, but The Washington Post reports that the company is "focused on making a deal work." While there is no certainty on the exact location the museum may move to, the location may be a $46 million renovated space of underground shops and retail in L'Enfant Plaza. It's apparent that museum officials aren't too afraid to head underground as the 75,000-square-foot subterranean space underneath Dupont Circle was of interest. By moving into the underground space in L'Enfant Plaza, though, the museum would have access to about 30,000 commuters every weekday. The previous location the museum was set on was the Carnegie Library, a National Historic Landmark that had to be given up due to plans for major expansions to the building. The lease for the current location of the International Spy Museum at 800 F Street, NW will end 2017.

· Intl. Spy Museum Tours Dupont Underground as New Location [Curbed DC]
· Spy Museum eyes L'Enfant Plaza for new home [WaPo]
· International Spy Museum may have identified its new home [WBJ]