ES:VE:FL Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Solomon, 21st Century Tokyo: a Guide to Architecture “The Shutoko (Tokyo highway) offers a rare perspective on the city, one which is hidden from those accus-tomed to street life and underground commuting. Travelling via the Shutoko provides an exceptional experience of city space - a fleeting view of familiar landmarks, or a vista of the city as a spread-out urban mat, or perhaps an intimate glimpse into a private living room or someone’s eighth-floor office.” ES:VE:FL Vista desde el Shutoko a su paso por Shibuya (sobre el mismo punto de la imagen referencia) ES:VE:FL Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Solomon, 21st Century Tokyo: a Guide to Architecture “The Shutoko is the epicenter of Japan’s intricate expressway network, covering most of the city with more than 180 miles of road, a construction project that began in 1962. Develop-ment was rushed in orden to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and there has been gradual expansion ever since.” ES:VE:FL Bifurcación del Shutoko visto por un peatón. TI:DU:AR Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Solomon, 21st Century Tokyo: a Guide to Architecture “In the densest parts of contemporary Tokyo […] it is often not clear where you stand in relation to the surface of the earth -whether you are under-ground, elevated or securely ground-ed. Large integrated developments in particular tend to multiply the natural ground plane into a number of levels allocated to different categories of traffic: trains, vehicles, and pedestri-ans. [...] The pedestrian decks seek to promote the illusion that they are natural ground.” TI:DU:AR Guide to Famous Edo Sites, Saitō Gesshin, 1834 ES:VE:FL Katsuya Matsunami and Naomi Ando, A Study on Pedestrian Decks in Tokyo Metropolitan District, Department of Construction Engineer-ing, Hosei University “On the complex plan of Pedestrian Decks, we can observe various human activities such as road performances, standing talks besides a clock tower or a fine art object, resting acts around a flowerbed, stagnations with leaning on a handrail to see a surrounding scereny. Those activities become everyday urban scenes, as it is considered that new public spaces are formed around railway stations.” ES:VE:FL “Terraza peatonal” (ペデストリアンデッキ, /pedesutoriandekki/) pasarelas de mayor expansión horizontal y carácter estancial ES:VE:FL “Pasaje elevado” (道路上空通路, /dōro jōkū tsūro/) pasarela de cruce cubierta ES:VE:FL “Cruce elevado” (横断歩道橋, /ōdan hodōkyō/) se refiere a un cruce elevado de comunicación ES:VE:FL Vista desde el paso ciclista (sobre el mismo punto de la imagen referencia) IN:ME:CO Toyo Ito, A Garden of Microchips, The Archi-tectural Image of the Microelectronic Age “Each layer has an extremely complex horizontal network of its own, and these layers are linked by vertical transportation systems. […] People and cars are not the only moving objects. The flow of diverse forms of energy and information has increased at a tremendous rate, and indeed the flow of such invisible things is coming to dominate urban space.”