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Understory The community space will be the first in the tunnels to be programmed seven days a week.

HOUSTON—Skanska recently unveiled the plans for the two-story atrium at Capitol Tower, the 35-story class-A office development currently under construction in the CBD. Named for the space between the forest canopy and the underbrush, Understory will be an open community space that will redefine the tunnel experience in a way not seen before in the near 90-year history of the tunnel network.

The system of tunnels is 20 feet below Houston’s downtown streets and stretches more than 6 miles or 95 blocks. Having started out years ago as a tunnel between two downtown movie theaters, today it includes restaurants and retail.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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