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Old Posted Jul 21, 2009, 4:40 AM
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Who can forget this Serbian disaster/masterpiece in Belgrade?

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There is a thred called "TEAR IT DOWN" that this building would fit wonderfuly in!
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found by accident this skywalk, while searching for pictures of Gravataí, in the Porto Alegre metro area

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19081724
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2009, 11:50 AM
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in Porto Alegre.

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Old Posted Sep 21, 2009, 12:52 AM
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Minneapolis has 8 miles of skyway. more than any other city in the world





































and here is a map of the whole system:


I am about to take a walk through downtown ill take more pictures and post them tonight
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Not the best pic, but it connects the convention center, parking garage, and Riverview Renaissance Hotel.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/...dfb205.jpg?v=0

Another (street view of same one above)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/...9e2dbd.jpg?v=0

Might not "count", but here is a proposed hotel addition with skywalk..


http://blog.al.com/press-register-bu...atedrender.jpg

There are also one or two others, but couldn't find pics.
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There is a thred called "TEAR IT DOWN" that this building would fit wonderfuly in!
Call me crazy, but I love that one.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2009, 5:16 AM
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Minneapolis has 8 miles of skyway. more than any other city in the world
Calgary's is 10 miles, but not continuous.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2009, 5:27 AM
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Austin doesn't have too many of them. We have at least three that I can think of in downtown. One at the Lavaca Plaza (office building) connecting to its garage, and one connecting Brackenridge Hospital to its garage. There's another one connecting the Hilton Garden Inn to a building next door which used to be an office building. That office building is now a condo building. The skywalk actually crosses Waller Creek which flows between the two buildings. There are a few other hospitals outside of downtown that have them too. Other than that, we don't have many. I doubt we have more than 8 skywalks citywide and they're all pretty plain and simple.
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Downtown Los Angeles has quite a number of them, mainly near the Westin Bonaventure Hotel across Flower St., and also several in and near Bunker Hill and California Plaza...

Many, many hospital complexes have skywalks or skybridges, they're actually insanely common there. Same for some universities as well.

The problem with huge systems of skywalks is simple, though. They keep pedestrians OFF the street, thus ensuing that they're more or less devoid of people, even during the day. Some cities they make perfect sense due to weather, ie: Minneapolis, Calgary, however.

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They sure are nice when it's -30C out, but I tend to walk on the streets in the summer.
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A few years ago a parade and one of our skybridges clashed....the skybridge won.
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I went and attempted to count ours downtown. 4 existing, 1 proposed. 1 pedestrain bridge (ie not building to building), and 1 proposed. Could possibly be more, for instance hospitals. Of course, we aren't exactly the biggest city.
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A few years ago a parade and one of our skybridges clashed....the skybridge won.
Babaar kneels for nobody!!! Blasphemy!
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2009, 11:35 PM
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^I don't think he's kneeling, I think he's humping one of the balloon handlers.

BTW, that same skybridge that Babaar is stuck under was used in the cheap, crappy SyFy movie, Megafault, that they filmed here last spring. It's shown in this youtube clip at 0:08 and again, collapsing, at 0:48.

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So it is! It has to be said, one puny skybridge collapsing doesn't really live up to the promise 'Millions Will Die'.

To keep things ticking over, here's one from London.


my pic

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A mammoth one in Birmingham, AL:

University of Alabama at Birmingham - University of Alabama Medical Center

V This one is actually an office building constructed over the road V

UAB Molecular and Cellular Pathology

V One of the new pavilions at UAB, the skywalk is on the right V

UAB Otho

V Connects Jefferson Tower at UAB to some other buildings v

edpa.ORG

V A three floor, split skywalk at UAB V

UAB Vascular Surgery

Of course, there are about 10 more that I just can't find pictures of, but you get the idea.

Huntsville Hospital - Huntsville, AL

V This one connects the hospital to the UAB medical school in Huntsville V

Robins and Morton

V This one isn't technically a skyWALK, but it is used to transport pedestrians along the 1.5 mile long Huntsville Hospital campus V
The people mover


Brasfield and Gorrie

Tuscaloosa

V This is one of about three bridges that connect the Tuscaloosa City Municipal Complex in downtown V

Tuscaloosa News
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There is a thred called "TEAR IT DOWN" that this building would fit wonderfuly in!
i would tear down all but the tube with the ufo thing on top as a sort of space needle thingy
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Here's another double skywalk from Philadelphia, this time at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue connecting to the parking garage on Broad Street.

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Hunter College in New York City. Consists of 3 Skybridges between 3 buildings, 2 on the 3rd floor connecting the East and West building as well as the West and North buildings, and one on the 7th floor connecting the East and West buildings.






View from the 3rd Floor skybridge down Lexington Avenue.



View from the 7th Floor skybridge down Lexington Avenue.

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