Put a Lid On It! Let’s Reunite the Neighborhoods on Both Sides of I-280!

FeaturedThe Columbus cap is straightforward and not too fancy, but it it greatly improved the looks and usefulness of the air above a freeway in Columbus, Ohio.

https://youtu.be/kitTWh1Wql8?rel=0 (note, this is an abbreviated version of the original video - to see the full length video, go to: https://youtu.be/M9Xg5y9KKL8) Printable Flyer - Capping the Freeway Printable Flyer - Freeway within a Freeway Imagine what life was like before I-280. For some of us, we have distant childhood memories of orchards and neighborhoods of … Continue reading Put a Lid On It! Let’s Reunite the Neighborhoods on Both Sides of I-280!

A High School Over a Freeway/Green Buildings in the Capitol

At least part of the Herbert H. Lehmann High School (home of baseball great, Bobby Bonilla) in the Bronx straddles a freeway.  Three stories of classrooms act as a bridge over the freeway (parkway) and connect with a circular, multi-story building that is in the median of an off-ramp that leads to Tremont Avenue. The … Continue reading A High School Over a Freeway/Green Buildings in the Capitol

The Columbus Cap – Mainstreet Over a Freeway

Befitting the name of their city, in 1996, the citizens of Columbus embarked on a journey to reconnect parts of their hometown that had been cut in two by the Interstate. And with development costs of approximately $7.8 Million and approximately another $1.9M in bridges & preparation costs, the seemingly impossible dream of creating a … Continue reading The Columbus Cap – Mainstreet Over a Freeway

The Book on Freeway Caps

A book about how to plan, finance and build freeway caps is soon-to-be published. The author is looking for feedback on each of the chapters, which are listed below. Check it out and provide feedback at: https://urbdezine.com/2018/05/23/how-to-build-a-freeway-cap/ Introduction Chapter 1 – Background Chapter 2 – What’s Elsewhere Chapter 3 – Planning to Build in a … Continue reading The Book on Freeway Caps

Buildings over Buckhead

Example of the Atlanta Financial Center over the 400 Parkway in Atlanta.

Thanks Carlin for pointing this one out.  Here is a great example of buildings, garage and a transit station in car-happy, Atlanta; specifically, the ritzy Buckhead area. Note, the above picture shows only half of the roadway, as MARTA is in the centerlane, similar to the Freeway within a Freeway concept. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Financial_Center https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8510817,-84.368755,316a,35y,180h,39.31t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en And here … Continue reading Buildings over Buckhead