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Crystal City Underground Challenge

Crystal City, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge community leaders are looking for ideas and insights for the storied Crystal City Underground and have launched the Underground Challenge to gather creative ideas for the future of this unique community asset.

Constructed in several stages during the 1970’s, the Underground contains more than a mile of interior pathways that connect many of Crystal City’s residents, office workers, shops, restaurants and visitors together, in an enclosed circulation network.

As the area transforms with the arrival of Amazon HQ2, a new Metro entrance, enhanced VRE service and significant redevelopment, community leaders are working together to envision how best to utilize and sustain the Underground into the future.

The Underground Challenge is open to all, and offers three different creative opportunities for entrants, including a writing element, a visual media element and the chance to offer a new “business plan” for the Underground. The Underground Challenge runs from June 12 through July 5, offers generous prizes to winning entries (and has some notable talent to help with judging).

The challenge organizers stress they are “looking for community input through stories, photos, or videos that capture a vision for what the Underground could be in the future!” All entries are welcome.

Submittal requirements and guidelines can be found here.

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