The Dupont Underground entrance has finally arisen. Unfortunately, the subterranean trolley station won't open up to the public for another few months. Regardless, the above photo on New Hampshire Avenue NW is a new visible indicator that progress is being made. The plan for the 75,000-square-foot tunnel is to build a visual art and performance space. Other ideas have included a winery, restaurant, and even the nation's first underground hotel. The west platform of the station isn't expected to open until 2016, but the east platform is expected to open after September 2015. Original plans called for the east platform to open this July, but Managing Director of Dupont Underground Braulio Agnese told The Washington Post that this is unlikely due to waiting on final city permits. The nonprofit Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground secured a 66-month lease on the underground space in December 2014. Take a look at what Dupont Underground will look like when it's complete here.
· Dupont Underground gets life above ground [The Washington Post]
· What You Need To Know About Dupont Underground, Opening This July [Curbed DC]
· A Spooky Tour Of Dupont Underground's Secret Tunnel [Curbed DC]