[Photo by Malcolm K.]
After four years of negotiating, the nonprofit Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) was finally able to attain a 66-month lease for Dupont Underground, the subterranean trolley station underneath Dupont Circle. ACDU hopes to transform the space into a public event and art exhibition space. If you can imagine potters and painters touring the underground space, you can contribute to the ACDU's crowdfunding campaign.
Dupont Underground totals to 75,000-square-feet of underground space and once served as a fallout shelter until it shut down in 1975. Since then, the space has been vacant with little use found, save for a food court, titled Dupont Down Under, that went under after a year in the 1990s.
· Dupont Underground [Curbed DC]
· Going Underground [Curbed DC]
· A Spooky Tour Of Dupont Underground's Secret Tunnel [Curbed DC]
· So Deep [Curbed DC]
· What You Need to Know About Dupont Circle's Secret Tunnels [Curbed DC]