MINNEAPOLIS SKYWAY.

Author:Boehm, Eric
Position::ARCHITECTURE - Brief article
 
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The Minneapolis "skyway" began as a single bridge across Marquette Avenue linking the second floors of two office buildings. It grew, in fits and spontaneous spurts, into more than 11 miles of interior walkways--a city-spanning conduit for commerce and transportation.

The remarkable thing about the skyway--besides the Replacements' wonderful 1987 song about it--is that it's almost entirely privately owned and built. As it grew, developers began laying out interior spaces to not only accommodate skyway-enabled foot traffic but make money off it. Corridors are...

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