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Unread 09-10-2007, 05:15 PM
 
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Bella has provided a link to an excellent map of the downtown Dallas tunnel and skybridge system. Check it out at Dallas Tunnels - Map
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Unread 10-24-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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What hours are the tunnels open?
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Unread 10-24-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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How can there be retail underground? LOL. That sounds impossible.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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How can there be retail underground? LOL. That sounds impossible.
To name another...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PATH_(Toronto)
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Unread 10-24-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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The tunnels are open like 7am-7pm. It is not all continuous. Sometimes there are skyways instead of underground tunnels. They connect highrises and parking garages.

The best part of it that I found was the tunnel underneath Renaissance Tower and then goes to Bank of America tower. There are lots of restaurants - Pot Belly, Paradise Bakery, Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, Dickey's, Colbert's, Subway, Tin Star, a couple of Asian places, wrap places, mom and pop hamburger place, pizza, a mom and pop buffett place, a full service cafeteria and others - plus a CVS, jewelry sales, purse sales, doctor offices, flower shop, bank, gift shop, Starbucks.

There are other parts of the tunnels and skyways, too.

So if you are ever downtown during the work day and you wonder where all of the workers are, they are in the tunnels.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Oh my God I am so ignorant when it comes to this city, I have never heard of these tunnels before
The first question that comes to my mind is since it appears that the tunnels are not frequently visited, how safe or unsafe are they? Where can I look up the crime statistics before I venture into exploring the tunnels?
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Unread 10-24-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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They are very safe and are filled with downtown office workers. It's safer to walk in the tunnels than it is to walk on the street. There are no homeless folks in the tunnels. They have security. There are no cars about to hit you because they are going the wrong way down a one way street. It saves you from having to walk in heat and rain.

It's also a good work gig for stay at home moms looking to work school hours. The folks who work in these places like Paradise Bakery work Monday-Friday lunch and that's it. It's all closed on the weekends.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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The tunnels are 95% eateries. They much pretty much exist for moving people during heavy rains and providing the office workers places to eat. Most parts are great but there are some parts that are really crappy. I have seen many retail places try to open businesses but they always fail. I know the one under Bank of America charges really high rents which has caused many mom & pop shops to close the doors.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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The tunnels really aren't that interesting. They are more like long hallways that connect bldgs with small restaurants and a few shops. I used to take my kids when they were small and not in school so we could get out of the house and walk somewhere when it was cold outside.
Sometimes it's tricky to find the entrance points from outside. We would enter at Thanksgiving Square (there used to be a good noodle place there) or enter at Fountain Place in the back side of the fountain.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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my ex lived in a highrise in downtown and she would go down there in the morning to get coffee.

Someone should post some pictures
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