As urban populations continue to surge, space-starved cities are seeking creative solutions to continue developing the commercial, institutional, and residential buildings vital to these metropolitan centers.
To meet this growing need, technological advancements and economic feasibility are merging to support the amazing notion of constructing huge platforms over cities’ rail yards and transportation corridors. These several-acre platforms can then anchor new development in city centers.
A number of cities are already capitalizing on these ideally located air spaces—on the heels of New York’s Hudson Yards development, Philadelphia’s Schuykill Yards, Paris’ Rive Gauche, and several more sites have serious proposals and feasibility studies in the works.
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