Cities Haunted By Skywalks

The skywalk boom of the 1960s has left many planners at a loss on how to reintegrate pedestrian traffic in downtown areas.

"And now, as cities try to draw residents downtown with loft conversions and tax incentives, several are trying to divert pedestrians back to the street and do away with the walkways. Critics say the walkways are too antiseptic and too controlled and have transformed cities into places to pass through, not live in."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

Full Story: Rethinking Skyways and Tunnels

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