Implementation of an Elevated Ground in Urban Cities

Apr 06, 2015

This research encourages questioning of pedestrian bridges and second story pedestrian walkways in cities such as New York City. By creating a new urban layer, the production and interconnectivity of the city may increase and provide aid in the transfer of industry, education, and daily living. Possible nodes of development in the city have already begun to imply this concept of design planning such as the High Line. There are also potential areas that could benefit from this design including the junction of Delancey St. and Essex St. where there are recorded concerns of speeding, red light running, and short crossing times. A possible solution would be to provide alternative methods of pedestrian access through the implementation of an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Michelle Hook (University of Florida)
Loran Newman (University of Florida)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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