Bridging the gap and protecting us pedestrians from the hazards of traffic and weather, skywalks, or skyways, have got you covered! A relatively underrated architectural feature, skywalks can either be homely add-ons or aesthetically pleasing compliments connecting two buildings.
Here's a quick look at Philadelphia's many skywalks.
One of Philly's newest skyways is this one crossing University Avenue, Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Here's one of many at the Hospital at The University of Pennsylvania.
This one is bridging the gap between CHoP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at the Seashore House)
Graduate Hosp...I mean Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse, crossing South Street.
Here's a rare skywalk twofer, Jefferson University.
The Mariott Hotel connecting to the Reading Terminal, crossing 12th Street.
A rather homely skying at the Magee Rehabilitation Center, Hahnemann Hospital.
An incredible SIX
decker skywalk at Jefferson Hospital, crossing Sansom Street.
A brand spanking new one connecting Jefferson Hospital with their new parking garage, crossing 10th near Chestnut.
Some more at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bridge the old with the new, Hill Pavilion, University of Pennsylvania.
Two late 1970s style skywalks crossing Filbert Street, The Gallery at Market East.
A massing walkway crossing Convention Center Blvd.
Lastly, my new favorite, Cira Centre connecting to 30th Street Station.