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An urban renewal project in Turkey yielded an unexpected archaeological bonanza: a 5,000-year-old, underground city.
Jan 1, 2015   Hurriyet Daily News
103 artists form around the world have unveiled a massive collection of murals in New York City. But they're underground in abandoned subways stations, and you can't go see them.
Nov 4, 2010   The New York Times
<em>The Atlantic</em> guides a tour through the underground business zone of SubTropolis, a 5-million-square-foot complex 100 feet below Kansas City, Missouri.
Apr 15, 2010   The Atlantic
The winner of the SHIFTboston Ideas Competition is a proposal to turn the unused Tremont Street Subway tunnel under Boston Common into a network of underground cultural venues.
Feb 11, 2010   Metropolis Magazine
An underground trolley station in Washington D.C. that later had a turn as a short-lived underground food court is being eyed by local artists as a possible site for a new underground cultural center and art space.
Jan 26, 2010   The Washington Post
This video from <em>The Boston Globe</em> takes a look into the world below the city's subway system.
Jan 7, 2010   The Boston Globe
A group of historians and urban enthusiasts have developed a successful tourist organization that explores the underground structures and spaces of Berlin.
Jan 2, 2010   The New York Times
<em>Triple Canopy</em> translates a Chinese interview with Shu Yu, one of the world's foremost underground urban planners. He talks about the potential of underground space for urban habitation.
Dec 30, 2009   Triple Canopy
A community of hundreds of people live beneath the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip in flood control tunnels.
Sep 25, 2009   The Sun
A man who has been leading tours of abandoned underground railroads in New York City is hoping to gain permission to break through a 19th century brick wall below the streets to find a perfectly preserved locomotive from the mid-1800s.
Feb 17, 2009   The New York Times
<p>London's underground subway system recently banned the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and to celebrate the last night of drunken train commuting, Londoners converged on trains to get hammered. They also got rowdy, assaulted and arrested.</p>
Jun 6, 2008   BBC