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Old 10-09-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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Many streets are lined with distinct-looking buildings right next to each other. Are these buildings actually connected on the interior? So someone on the 5th floor of one building could get to the 5th floor of another by walking across, instead of having to exit the first building and entering the second.

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I ask this because NYC doesn't seem to have any malls, and having to enter each store/restaurant/whatever separately takes up much more time...
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Not usually. Each building is it's own structure. I prefer stores being separate, as they were before the concept of today's Malls. I hate malls.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Many streets are lined with distinct-looking buildings right next to each other. Are these buildings actually connected on the interior? So someone on the 5th floor of one building could get to the 5th floor of another by walking across, instead of having to exit the first building and entering the second.

Link to describe what I mean:
Google Image Result for http://www.shortandbaldeatnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/shilla-korea-town-4.jpg


I ask this because NYC doesn't seem to have any malls, and having to enter each store/restaurant/whatever separately takes up much more time...
Each building has to be entered separately. But there is one shopping mall in Manhattan called Manhattan Mall: Manhattan Mall - Welcome to Manhattan Mall - 100 W. 33rd Street NYC, NY 10001, Broadway @ 33rd Street as well some malls in the rest of the city.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Many streets are lined with distinct-looking buildings right next to each other. Are these buildings actually connected on the interior? So someone on the 5th floor of one building could get to the 5th floor of another by walking across, instead of having to exit the first building and entering the second.

Link to describe what I mean:
Google Image Result for http://www.shortandbaldeatnewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/shilla-korea-town-4.jpg


I ask this because NYC doesn't seem to have any malls, and having to enter each store/restaurant/whatever separately takes up much more time...
Bear in mind that most stores and restaurants are on street level. There are exceptions to that, of course, but many stores and restaurants are located in buildings that have offices on the higher floors. The average shopper or diner isn't going to be on those higher floors anyway.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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I ask this because NYC doesn't seem to have any malls, and having to enter each store/restaurant/whatever separately takes up much more time...
Even at a mall you have to enter each store separately...as in walk/out though and entrance. It might even take more time since you have to park a car and walk through a big main entrance too.

Does the city you live in only have free standing structures? Have you been to a strip mall?

This is a very odd thread.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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It was not uncommon in the 19th and early 20th centuries to have connections between independently built buildings. I manage 2 buildings in Soho that have evidence of previous pass throughs. One was actually a bridge over a shared court yard. I suspect more stringent building codes have made it more difficult to do this.
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