LOCAL Houston | The City Guide July 2017 - Page 44

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE By Tim Moloney Illustration by Christy Sanderson DOWNTOWN HOUSTON’S “underground“ is a system of tunnels 20 feet below the streets that extends more than 6 miles. Having started out years ago as a tunnel be- tween two downtown movie theaters, today it includes restaurants and service retail and connects 95 city blocks. Only Wells Fargo Plaza and McKinney Garage on Main offers direct access from the street to the tunnel; otherwise, entry points are from street-level stairs, escalators and elevators located inside office buildings that are connected to the tunnel. 44 LO C AL | july 17 july 17 | L O C A L 45