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Old August 22nd, 2016, 05:09 AM   #1
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Could a skyway system be possible in some city?

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Not so long ago this plan seemed to be quite unrealistic, but it may be realised in a few years time.







Source: Sweden is building massive 'floating' sidewalks in downtown Stockholm
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 05:19 PM   #2
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Usually, when they are placed at levels where the ends are within buildings, I could only recommend that when urban densities are very high or otherwise impossible barriers have to be broken (such as water, look at Venice), but in some cases there are very attractive, albeit small walkway systems in between buildings or other important locations. And climate can be a reason as well, look for the +15-system in Calgary.

But I guess you mean walkways over roofs only. I haven't seen a purpose-built example of this yet, though some parts of the High Line overpass buildings (though underpasses as well) and also, if the former Rotterdam Hofpleinlijn would be converted to a park, then it overpasses some buildings as well. But not in the way I see on the image.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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Venice could be awesome
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Old August 26th, 2016, 05:55 PM   #4
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Gosh! Please don't ruin Venice with such modernist walkways! It has so much more charm the way it is.


I could imagine it might be of help in very densely built up, highrise-intense places like Shanghai, Hongkong, parts of Tokio, Manhattan and Sao Paulo. But probably not including residential places, as that might cause various problems.

It could be a fabulous way to create the first entertainment district in the skies btw, connecting various skybars and panorama pubs, theatres, cinemas, swimming pools and the likes.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #5
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Venice could be awesome

Hopefully,you are talking about Venice Ca!!
If not and with all due respect..take some rest!
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Old August 26th, 2016, 06:56 PM   #6
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I saw many elevated walkways in Tokyo(especially near the subway entrances)
Also,the high line in NY and Vegas of course..
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As The Poleman says, an open system over roofs would probably not work because of the varied buildings.

However, Minneapolis claims the largest contiguous skyway system in the world. Calgary's +15 is about the same size but Minneapolis recently added another half-mile to the system this year.

In Minneapolis over 11 miles (18 Km) of bridges and walkways connect 69 city blocks. Completely enclosed and climate-controlled. Thousands of apartments & hotel rooms are connected along with restaurants, department stores, shops, schools, government offices, medical clinics, 3 stadiums/arenas, theaters, parking ramps and a large convention center.

Click the link for an interactive map here: SkywayMyWay






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But here's the problem. It sounds all neat and cool, but when it comes to fruition, all it really boils down to are hallways, some with windows, others as shopping arcades. And inherently has all those cons as well - opening and closing hours, upkeep conditions, safety.

It definitely serves it's purpose in cities like Minneapolis and Calgary. But I don't see it solving any urban problems. If anything it just creates more of them.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 05:24 AM   #9
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I also meant something like this
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The Gothia Triple towers complex in Gothenburg at night (renovated + one tower under construction)

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Old August 27th, 2016, 06:46 AM   #10
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...But I don't see it solving any urban problems. If anything it just creates more of them.
I don't think they are meant to solve any urban problems. But - at least in the case of Minneapolis - they provide a whole new way of interacting with the life of a city.

If you happen to live in a skyway-connected apartment or condominium you can, in the middle of a January snowstorm or a sweltering July heat wave, walk to the pharmacy, gym, church, department store or (soon) the public library in your sandals, shorts and t-shirt. You can have your visiting family stay at a connected hotel down the block from your apartment and join them at a Skyway-connected brewery or bar regardless of the weather, then invite them back to your place for a late night swim in the pool.

In the morning you can grab a bagel and coffee downstairs, walk over to Target, Walgreens or CVS to get fresh contact lens solution, go back to your place, dress for work and walk to your office. All without ever needing to even think about traffic or the weather. At the end of the day on your way home you might run into your best friend and decide to get Happy Hour cocktails and some appetizers at a skyway-level bar and grille.

What the Skyway does is provide a safe pedestrian experience that is totally separated from cars and taxis and buses and trains and stoplights and crosswalks.

I'm not arguing it's superior or anything. Just different. You can still choose to go out onto the street and experience the city just like anywhere else. Because in spite of the Skyways Minneapolis still has dozens of sidewalk cafes and traditional street-level shops.
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I don't think they are meant to solve any urban problems. But - at least in the case of Minneapolis - they provide a whole new way of interacting with the life of a city.

If you happen to live in a skyway-connected apartment or condominium you can, in the middle of a January snowstorm or a sweltering July heat wave, walk to the pharmacy, gym, church, department store or (soon) the public library in your sandals, shorts and t-shirt. You can have your visiting family stay at a connected hotel down the block from your apartment and join them at a Skyway-connected brewery or bar regardless of the weather, then invite them back to your place for a late night swim in the pool.

In the morning you can grab a bagel and coffee downstairs, walk over to Target, Walgreens or CVS to get fresh contact lens solution, go back to your place, dress for work and walk to your office. All without ever needing to even think about traffic or the weather. At the end of the day on your way home you might run into your best friend and decide to get Happy Hour cocktails and some appetizers at a skyway-level bar and grille.

What the Skyway does is provide a safe pedestrian experience that is totally separated from cars and taxis and buses and trains and stoplights and crosswalks.

I'm not arguing it's superior or anything. Just different. You can still choose to go out onto the street and experience the city just like anywhere else. Because in spite of the Skyways Minneapolis still has dozens of sidewalk cafes and traditional street-level shops.
So long as it is during business hours. I discovered that staying in Minneapolis over a Sunday in the winter. Turns out many of the sections closed, and those that were open were not what I would call the safest. I had a coat with me but would have brought a heavier one if I knew how much outside walking I would be doing.
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Old September 9th, 2016, 05:15 AM   #12
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i found this one in bogota
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Old October 30th, 2016, 04:47 AM   #13
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venice really has some of them
it is calle bridge of sighs

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/06...-of-sighs.html
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 07:34 PM   #14
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more one example
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Are these commieblocks in Tbilsi one of a kind because they have pedestrian bridges at like the 8th floor? I have never seen incopororation of pedestrian bridges into buildings

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Old November 26th, 2016, 11:38 PM   #15
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these ones in singapore

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...766852&page=24
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Old November 27th, 2016, 01:54 AM   #16
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Famous one from Kuala Lumpur:
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Old November 29th, 2016, 01:42 AM   #17
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I like this example in khabarovsk
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A short documentary about the pedway-system in the City of London.

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Old December 3rd, 2016, 03:03 AM   #19
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thanks for the stuff
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I like this one in stokholm
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