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For Sale: Former limestone mine in Kentucky. Ideal for data center or other secure use. Click for details. If interested, email Harlan Williams.
For Sale: Former limestone mine in Kentucky. Ideal for data center or other secure use. Click for details. If interested, email Harlan Williams.
    Page Updated November 3, 2020

News of underground buildings that are being contemplated or constructed are added to this page as information becomes available.

If you are aware of new examples that are being considered, designed, or built, please let us know.

Why not here?

In this new feature, I'll show an innovative earth-integrated building in another country and ask why we arent' doing things like this in the United States.

A new resort in AlUla, Saudi Arabia, will be carved within the natural terrain, in the same manner as millenia-old dwellings of the area.

Why not here?

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Planned

Construction on an underground expansion of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, will begin in 2020 and be completed in two years.

Under Construction

Construction is under way on the expansion of Yale University's Center for the Humanities. It will include a 280-seat Lecture Hall and 100-seat Film Screening Room sited below the courtyard.

RAAD Studio is converting a long-abandoned trolley station below Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side to a new kind of public space called the Lowline. The underground park should be open to the public  by 2021.

Recently Completed

A large addition to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC, opened on September 7, 2019. Much of the new addition is hidden beneath the landscape.

Awards

The redesigned Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center received Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building recognition in the 2019 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards in August.

In April 2019, ArchDaily featured the Pool Pavilion in Keene, New York. Built in 2009, the "recreational structure is less building than it is landform."










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Underground Mansion For Sale

Check out this historic underground house in Las Vegas, Nevada, that is now up for sale, priced at a cool $18 million.
    Page Updated November 3, 2020

News of underground buildings that are being contemplated or constructed are added to this page as information becomes available.

If you are aware of new examples that are being considered, designed, or built, please let us know.
For Sale: Check out this historic underground house in Las Vegas, Nevada, that is now up for sale, priced at a cool $18 million.

Planned

Construction on an underground expansion of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, will begin in 2020 and be completed in two years.

Under Construction/Completed

A large addition to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC, opened on September 7, 2019. Much of the new addition is hidden beneath the landscape.

RAAD Studio is converting a long-abandoned trolley station below Delancey Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side to a new kind of public space called the Lowline. The underground park should be open to the public  by 2021.

Awards


The redesigned Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center received Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building recognition in the 2019 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards in August.

In April 2019, ArchDaily featured the Pool Pavilion in Keene, New York. Built in 2009, the "recreational structure is less building than it is landform."




Unless otherwise attributed, all SubsurfaceBuildings.com content is © Loretta Hall, 2000-2020.
Why not here?

In this new feature, I'll show an innovative earth-integrated building in another country and ask why we arent' doing things like this in the United States.


A new resort in AlUla, Saudi Arabia, will be carved within the natural terrain, in the same manner as millenia-old dwellings of the area.



Why not here?