Gate Tower Building

Gate Tower Building, a highway through a building

Located in Fukushima-ku, in downtown Osaka, Japan, Gate Tower Building is a 16-storey office building famous for the highway that passes three floors of the construction.

Completed in 1992, the 71.9 m-tall building is Japan's first building to have a highway passing through it. The Hanshin Expressway passes directly through its 5th, 6th, and 7th floors and is deemed to be the tenant of those floors. It passes through as a bridge, held up by supports next to the building.

The highway through the building is called Hanshin Expressway, a 239km (149-mile) expressway running around the cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Brodie Karel

 

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