Curbed Philly reports: “Largely unbeknownst to many, beneath Pennsylvania Avenue lies a massive undeveloped tunnel that stretches from 27th Street all the way down to the heart of Center City.” You should check out the photos they have posted on their site.
This could be just another piece of interesting urban anthropology—the tunnel was used to move massive rolls of paper to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s printing plant back in the olden days—except, Curbed reports, the now-SEPTA-owned tunnel has marked for possible development as a “high-speed underground bus line.”
Curbed adds: “With the potential of an upcoming Center City development boom, this could be the perfect time to develop the tunnel, creating a seamless mode of transportation between the neighborhoods and bringing a steady stream of visitors to the museum area.” Repurposing the past to a brighter future? That always sounds like a good idea. But again, check out Curbed’s photos—some refurbishment will be needed.