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Bridging the Tracks: Air Rights Development and the Urban Fabric

Millennium Park before construction. Photo © Peter Berreras

Source: MAS Content

Riverside Plaza. The Broadgate Development. Millennium Park. These developments, each built atop a complex network of rail yards, have forever changed the urban landscape of the cities in which they inhabit. While rail yards can often fragment a city, dividing it into unsightly zones that are difficult to cross, air rights developments can re-stitch the urban fabric, adding usable open space and potential amenities.

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