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Old 03-10-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre
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As an Urban Planner, one of my favorite all time historically plans for towns was the use of skywalks or elevated sidewalks in cities as a movement in the 60s. Today we are seeing the reprise of these places such as the HighLine in NYC and the new one coming to Philadelphia. Historically speaking the only town made with specific skywalks is Rosslyn VA, however what other US cities have such fabulous systems?
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta has quite a few.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Spokane!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:30 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Minneapolis
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The City
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I think Cinci has one too

The NYC and Philly incarnations are more parks on re-used rail lines though



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Old 03-11-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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I'm not sure this is what you are talking about, but Morristown TN instituted an urban renewal in the 60s or 70s where the 2nd floors downtown were connected with a walkway that ran along the front of the buildings.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Minneapolis
Minneapolis has an extensive system. There are also several in St. Paul and even Duluth has a few.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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Downtown Minneapolis has one of, if not the, longest skyway system in the world. There are a few tunnels, too, but mostly it's all up there at the second floor level. I love them (despite all the criticisms); it's like a whole other world up there, and it's fun to float above the streets. It's like wandering around in a big maze. They cover eight miles, give or take, and date back to the 1960s (the first ones, anyway; there are new ones, too. Everyone wants to have a skyway connection!) These are all enclosed skyways, though, and not like the High Line.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Cincinnati is doing its best to dismantle its Skywalk system.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Cincinnati is doing its best to dismantle its Skywalk system.
Baltimore too, though it connects only a small number of central offices, hotels and the convention center. I support the plan.
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