|Spatial Composition of Lobby Spaces for the Intermediation of Skyway Networks and Urban Streets
|이민지(Lee, Min Ji) ; 백진(Baek, Jin)
| Skyway; Skyway Network; Urban Planning; Lobby Space
|This study aims to historically discover the underlying causes of today's skyway network issues and analyze the Minneapolis Skyway System,
which potentially represents a successful proliferation of a skyway network that addressed problems through the mediation of a skyway and
an urban street.?? In history, the skyway was considered an absolute solution to the issue of overpopulation and the tyranny of traffic
transportation. However, most skyway projects were based on the denial of existing urban structures and the demand for radical reformation.
Due to the historical basis affecting today's skyway network, the spread of this network caused a decline in urban streets. Some city
governments decided to demolish the skyway network to restrict development. However, the Minneapolis Skyway System continued to expand
and maintained the world's most enormous in scale. This was due to the lobby spaces in the system being used as a space for mediating
skyways and urban streets that addressed the issue of urban street depression. In this study, four buildings (IDS Center, Dayton's Department
Store, Gaviidae Common, and US Bank Plaza), functioning as a hub in a skyway network traffic was selected for analysis. Although the
physical form of the lobby spaces in these cases were all different, they effectively connected the skyway and the urban streets through
common factors such as emphasizing vertical circulation, acceptability of various events and assisting the pedestrian environment. Recently,
expanding the skyway network in Korea became a possibility. This study was significant in that it presented the direction to pursue the
successful advancement of a skyway network.