Skip to comments.Resourceful engineers in crowded Japanese city build flyover via the middle of an office block
Posted on 01/30/2012 3:19:18 PM PST by rawhide
Resourceful Japanese engineers did not let a small matter like a lack of space deter them when they needed to begin a new construction project and managed to build a road through an office block in the city of Osaka.
The 16-storey building Gate Tower Building has a busy fly-over running straight through the ground floor as this amazing picture shows
Locals have nicknamed the building the 'beehive' referring to its appearance as a 'bustling place.'
The highway is the tenant of those floors and actually pays rent. The lift even passes through the floors without stopping, floor 4 being followed by floor 8.
The motorway does not make contact with the building and it passes through as a bridge, held up by supports next to the building.
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Thankfully, Japan does not have a sizeable Muslim population.
That is just cool.
“You headed back to your apartment ?”
“Nope just passin’ through.”
That comment is offensive. /s
Big deal. Muslims put airplanes through buildings.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Through the ground floor??
Now that is what you call “thinking outside of the box”!
Well, actually, it’s “thinking through the box”. :)
Looks to me like they are just showing off. Seems to me they could have made a more gradual curve that went right over the old buildings in the foreground for a cheaper and safer route. (Although perhaps the old buildings are a tad too tall?)