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  1. skywalknoun

    an elevated walkway between buildings (usually enclosed)


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  1. Skywalk

    A skyway, skybridge, skywalk, or sky walkway is an elevated type of pedway connecting two or more buildings in an urban area, or connecting elevated points within mountainous recreational zones. Urban skyways very often take the form of enclosed or covered footbridges that protect pedestrians from the weather. Open-top modern skyways in mountains now often have glass bottoms. Sometimes enclosed urban skywalks are made almost totally from glass, including ceilings, walls and floors. Also, some urban skyways function strictly as linear parks designed for walking. In North America skyways are usually owned by businesses, and are therefore not public spaces (compare with sidewalk). However, in Asia, such as Bangkok's and Hong Kong's skywalks, they are built and owned separately by the city government, connecting between privately run rail stations or other transport with their own footbridges, and run many kilometers. Skyways usually connect on the first few floors above the ground-level floor, though they are sometimes much higher, as in Petronas Towers. The space in the buildings connected by skyways is often devoted to retail business, so areas around the skyway may operate as a shopping mall. Non-commercial areas with closely associated buildings, such as university campuses, can often have skyways and/or tunnels connecting buildings. The world's largest discontinuous skyway network – Calgary, Alberta, Canada's "+15 Walkway" system – has a total length of 16 km (9.9 mi). The Minneapolis Skyway System is the world's largest continuous system and spans 9.5 miles (15.3 km) connecting 80 blocks in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. On a smaller scale, terminals of large airports are often connected by skywalk systems, as at Manchester Airport, United Kingdom; in many airports, retractable jet bridges provide a direct connection between airplanes and terminals. Some cities have the equivalent of a skyway underground, and there are also mixed subway–skyway systems; see underground city.


  1. skywalk

    A skywalk, also known as a skyway, skybridge, or catwalk, is an elevated type of pedestrian walkway that spans over streets, railways, or water, connecting two or more buildings. It usually includes elements such as enclosed corridors, bridges, or tunnels, and is commonly found in downtown areas, hospitals, universities, airports, or shopping centers. Its main purpose is to provide a safe, convenient, and climate-controlled passage for pedestrians.


  1. Skywalk

    Skywalk was a fusion jazz band based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. The band was formed in 1979 by Graeme Coleman and Rene Worst, with Tom Keenlyside, Ihor Kukurudza, Jim McGillveray, and Lou Hoover. They opened for Oscar Peterson at the 1980 Montreaux/Detroit International Jazz Festival. This performance was recorded and released as their initial album Skywalk Live In Detroit, which received air play on Radio Canada International. This is the only recorded performance of the band with Hoover still playing drums. In 1980, Kukurudza had been replaced by Harris Van Berkel, and Hoover by Kat Hendrikse. Silent Witness was released in 1982 initially on their own label, Skywalk Records, and was picked up and released in the U.S. by Zebra Records in 1983, where it achieved #12 on Billboard's jazz/contemporary charts. Subsequent releases include The Bohemians in 1985, Paradiso in 1987, and Larger Than Life in 1992.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skywalk in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of skywalk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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