Amazing: Highway Runs Through A Skyscraper

What do you do when there’s no room for a road? Build it through an office block of course.

That’s what resourceful Japanese engineers decided to do at the Gate Tower Building in the city of Osaka.

The 16-storey office block has a busy fly-over running straight through it.

The fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the building are taken up by the Umeda Exit of the Ikeda Route of the Hanshin Expressway system.

The highway is the tenant of the floors and actually pays RENT.

The lifts in the building pass through the floors without stopping, floor 4 being followed by floor 8.

The motorway does not make contact with the building and it passes through as a bridge, held up by supports next to the building. –

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