re:CONNECT. Reference Structures (What we want).

This is an extension of the intro post

What we want

The research for my proposal brought me to some interesting locations around the world. Although the viaducts stream is focused on the traffic aspect of the structures, their influence goes beyond movement in an urban setting.

“The Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.” (Wikipedia)

“The Chengyang Bridge  is a famous bridge in Sanjiang County , People’s Republic of China. It’s in Dong Minority Region. It’s a special covered bridge  and one of Fengyu Bridges (a special bridge type in local Dong Minority Region). It was completed in 1916.” (Wikipedia)

“SkyTrain was conceived as a legacy project of Expo 86 and the first line was finished in time to showcase the fair’s theme: “Transportation and Communication: World in Motion – World in Touch”. Construction was funded by the provincial and federal governments.” (Wikipedia)

“The Shelby Street Bridge (sometimes called the Shelby Avenue Bridge) is a truss bridge that spans the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It was originally opened on July 5, 1909, and was reopened as a pedestrian bridge on August 3, 2003. The bridge spans 960 m (3,150 ft) and is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.” (Wikipedia)

“The 900-space garage was designed to meet or exceed many of the USGBC’s LEED® guidelines and has been recognized as the USA’s first LEED-certified parking facility. The structure employs various sustainable design and construction practices, materials and products – including Cambridge’s architectural mesh, which is 100% recyclable.” (Cambridge case study)

“The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated freight railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway.” (Wikipedia)

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