Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DuPont Circle Tunnel Portals

These photoes show the set of portals for vehicular traffic and streetcars included in Washington, D.C.'s latter 1940s DuPont Circle underpass project.

North Portals

South Portals

The set of portals for the streetcars -- those portals furthest away from the circle -- were sealed during the early 1960s.

There existence points to a time when official transportation planning literally covered vehicular roads and rail transit, only to be followed by a popularized single-mindedness during the 1960s of planning only one to grow, while ignoring the other.

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