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!


Klyde Warren and Hance Park

The freeway in the distance drops under the 5-acre Klyde Warren Park.

https://youtu.be/-xj8uIPdyNA The above video shows Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Constructed for $110M, its positive economic impact is estimated at $2.5B. That it receives 1M visitors is further evidence of its success. This is driven by the 1,300 events programmed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which maintains this 5.2-acre park. They will soon start … Continue reading Klyde Warren and Hance Park

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

[11/17/20 - Note: Urbdezine.com no longer seems to be working. Darn, this book had some good resources.] 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 … 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