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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 4:53 PM
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Building Above a Road?

Does any have any pictures of a building that goes 1-2 stories above a road? I mean a pretty large road, something like 4 lanes wide. Hopefully you guys understand what I'm talking about.

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lots of them over I-5 in Seattle
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Does any have any pictures of a building that goes 1-2 stories above a road? I mean a pretty large road, something like 4 lanes wide. Hopefully you guys understand what I'm talking about.

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I get what your saying....you want to know if there are any buildings that start on seperate blocks, but connect above a road in between.

And the answer, is yes, I believe.
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I get what your saying....you want to know if there are any buildings that start on seperate blocks, but connect above a road in between.

And the answer, is yes, I believe.
Or maybe even a building that exists almost entirely above a road. I've seen plenty above 2 lane roads but nothing 4 lanes wide. Anyone have any pictures?
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 5:59 PM
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Austin has at least one in downtown that I know of. The federal building has at least 2 floors that straddle 8th Street. Of course since 9/11, 8th Street has been closed to cars. The City has been pressuring the GSA to move those offices to a new federal courthouse that is in the works. They would then like to see the old building demolished and the site redeveloped with 8th Street reopened.
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I believe the future L.A. Convention Center Expansion will go over 11th street.(Chick Hearn Ct.)
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How about this guy in chicago? (used to be) main post office building. Goes over I-290 right before it turns into Congress

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Lots of places have buildings over railroads:

A whole new neighborhood is being proposed to be built over a rail yard in San Francisco:



New York is doing the same at Hudson Yards:



And Paris has already done it:


All images from http://www.spur.org/documents/070701_article_01.shtm
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How about this guy in chicago? (used to be) main post office building. Goes over I-290 right before it turns into Congress

Yeah, I have that in a Simcity 4 BAT version.
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 7:34 PM
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Some examples from The Hague, the Netherlands:

The Malietoren (75 m / 20 floors)


http://www.bezuidenhout.nl/html/malietoren.html

Regus, a smaller officebuilding.


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The building in front is called 'Haagse Poort', behind it other buildings which are constructed above the highway are visible.


http://www.denhaag.nl/smartsite.html?id=50292

Bosch-Parkhaus (parking deck) above the A8 motorway in Stuttgart, Germany


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Stadttor (citygate), Düsseldorf, Germany.


http://www.baukunst-nrw.de/en/index.php?oid=290
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The Dallas Convention Center has a road as well as a light rail station underneath it. I couldnt find any exterior pics showing the road.



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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 8:37 PM
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The Colorado Convention Center has what you're looking for.

Kodamakitty's @ flickr




visual_infrastructur e's @ flickr




http://www.apigroupinc.com/headlines...ion-center.php



Here is the best one yet.

highglosshighs @ flickr

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These are from New York when I was there last august.



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In Portland, there was a proposal by the former mayor to cap a couple miles of I-405 with parks and buildings.
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Wow, this ones cool. Nice find ColoPrecaster.
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The cross Bronx goes under 4 apart towers crossing upper manhattan. 12 lanes wide. The FDR Drive goes under several towers too including the UN complex. Its 6 lanes. No pic on me.
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Old Posted May 21, 2008, 3:57 AM
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Very cool, keep the pics coming if possible
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Old Posted May 21, 2008, 4:41 AM
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The Atlanta Financial Center sits above Ga 400 and a Marta line.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47341438@N00/375797018/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/negfoto/2259666924/
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Old Posted May 21, 2008, 5:08 AM
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Crown Casino/Entertainment Complex in Melbourne was built over, below, and around an existing elevated roade/bridge:

http://www.simonho.org/images/Austra...CasinoView.jpg
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