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01 April 2003, 06:44 PM
ever wonder what can and should be done with the space beneath the elevated portions of woodall rogers between the west end and victory?
how about this (http://www.metropolismag.com/html/content_0403/tok/highwaydepartmentstore.html)?
01 April 2003, 08:06 PM
Wow, great post jsoto3! I have always thought something like that could be done here but wondered about the feasability. Now I know. I don't think we have the space problem like they do in Tokyo just yet, but that is certainly creative. I wonder what safety problems they have had?
01 April 2003, 08:34 PM
Hurrah! Something I can comment on!
I'm a huge fan of Japan, and think I ahve atually visited the shops in that photo. All I can say is... I was rather amazed. The sound is not really a problem at all, you don't feel at all as if you were under a freeway. Granted, typically, people drive much slower in Japan, but it's still rather surprising. It's an ingenius idea that, actually, could fit in quite well in that area. To compensate for the wideness of Woodall Rogers, and the average larer-weight vehicles and higher-rate-of-speed here, there might have to be a bit of a thickness placed between. But, yes, this could work very well in that area. But only after both sides of it have more dense development. Othewise, occupants won't be able to look beyond their own pre-conceived notions and realize that, perhaps, it could work and be sucessful...
So, maybe in 20 or 30 years, Dallas can have something like that too.
01 April 2003, 09:24 PM
Ah yes, the site also has this hidden away in it:
Kind of Like Condoms to Go, only much more space-efficient, with a much more polite and 'considerate' staff, and a condom mascot in the widows and, weather permitting, outside the door! They had all kinds of... fun... toys in there, too. I was very surprised to see this place listed online under that development article, and thought I might share it with you all... If you're ever in Tokyo, be sure to check it out.
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