Highway in the 5th floor

This is one of my favorite buildings in Osaka:

Autopista elevada

I had taken many pictures of this building but I never thought of approaching to it. Anenglishmaninosaka did it, and he took this building directory picture:

Autopista elevada
It says “Highway from the 5th until the 7th floor”. I wonder if there is something else in the building…

Autopista elevada
I wonder if inside it looks like this.

5 Comments
  • S. J.

    November 17, 2008 at 5:34 am

    seriously, that is just awesome. Japanese cities seriously look futuristic. How do they come up with this stuff? Like in the West, when you think of constructing a building and its located near a highway, you go, we have to build somewhere else. The Japanese say, why don’t we build around it?

  • Edward

    November 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve been through this building a few time. ^o^ It is actually an off ramp of the Hanshin Expressway right by the rail station in Umeda. Sorry to say there is nothing on the 5 ~ 7 floors, but I’m sure everyone knows. ^^
    Can’t find any of my street level photos of the building. For those who haven’t been to Osaka. The build is near Yodobashi camera, Umeda Sky Building and JR Osaka Station.

  • Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Wow! It really IS Blade Runner town!

  • sheerblade

    November 17, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Love that building. Hey Hector, milagro que no has tomado fotos de canal city hakata.

  • Hamu-Sumo

    November 20, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Amazing! No one would even think to build like that in Germany.