Mar 8, 2010

Expressway runs through Gate Tower Building in Osaka, Japan

Gate Tower Building is a 16-story office structure in Fukushima-ku, Osaka , Japan .

What makes the building unique is the highway that passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building.

The highway is part of the Hanshin Expressway, a network of expressways surrounding Osaka , Kobe and Kyoto, Japan .

The expressway is the tenant of the floors it occupies. The elevator doesn't stop on floor 5 through 7 where the highway passes through.

The highway passes through the building as a bridge, held up by supports next to the building making no contact with the building itself.