Downtown Houston Tunnel System is a tunnel system in Houston, a city in the state of Texas, United States. Houston’s tunnel system is an underground network that can survive under the climate and connect 95 city blocks under the center of downtown Houston. It has more than 6 miles long and 20 feet below Houston’s downtown streets.
This tunnel was built in the 1930s by Ross Sterling to connect 2 buildings. After that Will Horwitz, an entertainment businessman, connected his music room and cinema halls to save air conditioning, and since then, the entire system has developed around 1950. This is a big achievement because it can accommodate 150,000 people in a place that can be controlled from climate change. Untill now, this tunnel continues to grow with its additional buildings. Actually, Houston multi block tunnel was not made to connect high-rise buildings in Houston. Now, as time goes and thoughts evolve, its turned into optional ways to avoid bad weather like rain and hot weather in Houston.
Houston tunnel is a combination of aisle to the ground that connects offices to hotels, banks, government centers, and so on on the ground. Parts of the tunnel are shops, banks, restaurants, clinics and others that are commonly used by office workers and tourists. Workers and tourists prefer to use this tunnel to avoid bad weather in Houston and walk comfortably in tunnel with air conditioner. Although this tunnel is very long, but the users don’t need to worry because there are maps and pointing devices in the entire tunnel. This tunnel is open to the public from Monday to Friday with a time limit starting from 06.00 to 18.30. This tunnel help society to access all buildings that connected with this tunnel and also increase people’s interest to walk.