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There's a "book tunnel" under the US Capitol

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    Posted: 10 Jun 2016 at 19:12
Most people who work on The Hill don’t know about the 100-year-old book conveyor tunnel underneath them that used to connect the building to the Library of Congress. It’s long since abandoned, but it’s still down there. There's a cool write up and pictures here: http://www.architectofthecapital.org/posts/2016/5/29/book-tunnel
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Cool!  I imagine that there are tunnel systems under a lot of major cities in the US.  I know there are some for Denver, from the Capitol building, and the Brown Palace (Hotel).  How extensive, I have no idea, but enough that if you need to evacuate a site, you can probably do it, via the tunnels if need be.  Brown Palace also has its own well water.
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It's suprising how many tunnels get forgotten. The Channel Tunnel intersects at least one, maybe two, previous projects.

In my home town, Swindon, UK, redevelopments uncovered an archive of railway ephemera put underground in cellars for safety in WW2. There's a park at one end of an abandoned railway tunnel project. In Old Town, some premises have smugglers tunnels linking the buildings so booze could be moved without official taxation or confiscation in previous centuries. There's a lost railway station in the area which once had a pedestrian tunnel linking the platforms, now filled in, and worst of all, there are persistent rumours of an old smugglers tunnel between sites in north Swindon. And probably more.
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Originally posted by AOC2016 AOC2016 wrote:

Most people who work on The Hill don’t know about the 100-year-old book conveyor tunnel underneath them that used to connect the building to the Library of Congress. It’s long since abandoned, but it’s still down there. There's a cool write up and pictures here: http://www.architectofthecapital.org/posts/2016/5/29/book-tunnel

The tunnel gets a mention in "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown.

I have an idea that's also been mentioned in some other movies too.
I often wonder why I try.
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