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Wretched Excess, 1564 Style; The Vasari Corridor in Florence, Italy, The Original Grade-Separated Pedestrian Skywalk

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Ponte Veccio

credit: Lloyd Alter

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A slideshow of my recent visit to Florence, Italy, where I went across the famous Ponte Veccio Medici style. The Vasari corridor, on top of the bridge, is "a pedestrian grade-separated skywalk like you see in cities all over the world today, but instead of separating people from cars below, it separated the Medici's from the plebeians below and essentially connected their home to their office."

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