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Old April 20th, 2006, 08:04 AM   #121
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dallas and houston have similar interchanges
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Old April 21st, 2006, 05:07 AM   #122
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Pegausus covers a much larger area, I believe all of the south(30) and west parts(35) of the downtown freeway loop. It won't be as tall but will be take longer and involve more ramps etc...
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Old April 21st, 2006, 05:25 AM   #123
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Pegasus is I-30 from I-35 to US-75, and I-35 from I-30 north to 183. Good thing; these roads need help.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 06:09 AM   #124
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We don't have those giant interchanges back East, they look too complicated...

Cloverleafs are better to drive on, but those Stacks are impressive.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 06:15 AM   #125
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I lived by this one Chicago Skyline at Hillside.

Also i fear for my life everytime I'm on the Golden Glades in Miami.
LOL!
Dallas high five does look very intuitive and well designed! I like it and it can be the highest man made highway interchange!
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 07:53 AM   #126
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This is all mind-boggling to me as I don't even own a car...
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 08:16 AM   #127
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nice thread! Dallas Hi-5 I think is the biggest in the world, just look at that thing, it's massive as all hell and the ramp heights are amazing!
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 08:57 AM   #128
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I-5 to I-90, Seattle, WA

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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:07 PM   #129
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The Hi Five interchange in Dallas is not particularly attractive. It looks like a mish mash of lanes going here and there, plus ugly Texas service roads on the sides.

As far as five level stack interchanges go, the one in LA, with its smaller footprint, more "classic" symmetrical ramp layout, etc. is much more attractive on aerial photographs.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #130
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Not the world's largest but...

probably the biggest interchange in a country of 4 million with a population density of 13 per km².

Central Motorway Junction, Auckland, New Zealand

Links the Northern, Southern, Northwest, and Grafton Motorways as well as several entry and exit points to the CBD.

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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:45 AM   #131
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Houston:

I-45/BW8




US 290/BW8




I-10/I-45


I-45/Spur 3


US-59/Texas 288




Overview of I-10/I-45
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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #132
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Great pics....can you show a map of Houston's Highway system??
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #133
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the I-75/I-595/Sawgrass Expressway interchange in western Broward County is the geographically largest interchange east of the Mississippi river. Not number of lanes, just total square meters of ramps and right-of-way. It's huge. From first split to last merge, it's more than a mile both east-to-west and north-to-south.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...90809&t=k&om=1
Oh I didn't see this post. yes, that one is huge, very huge.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:50 AM   #134
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Great pics....can you show a map of Houston's Highway system??
http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/

It's a traffic map, but it illustrates all of Houston's highways.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #135
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Largest in the world? Probably one in Los Angeles or Texas.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #136
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Well, I found a 300m wide road in Aleppo-Syria
http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en...14505&t=k&om=0
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Old April 26th, 2006, 08:40 PM   #137
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Well, I found a 300m wide road in Aleppo-Syria
http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en...14505&t=k&om=0
Yea, and half of it is a grass median.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #138
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For sheer complexity, amount of lanes involved and levels of stack, the 110/105 interchange is by far the most complex on Earth. The Dallas interchange is also massive and i would say in the top 5 but i have driven on both (the Dallas hi-5 about 5 times and the 110/105 about a million) and the nod has to go to the 110/105.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 07:12 AM   #139
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@ TheOldMan: What does...???

What does NIMBY mean? And why are they blamed for the blockage of contruction of high-rise developments? Thanks.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #140
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Holy crap!! How do people find their way through all those monstorous exchanges. Damn I hate cars!!!

It just looks complex from afar. All you do is follow the sign and at most you need to make two options. You exit the main highway, then exit one more time in the direction of the highway you exited for.
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