You have to hand it to the real estate developers behind the Gate Tower Building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan (seen above) for making the most of limited space and building their office building over and around a highway running between the fifth and seventh floors. The building was planned after a highway was approved to run through the space, and it took five years for the building developers to reach a deal with the company running the highway. A change in zoning regulations in the late '80s finally cleared the way for the completion of the Gate Tower in 1992. Dense development is a good thing.


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Japanese office tower built with a road going through it
Check out Japan's Gate Tower, famous for the highway that runs right through the heart of the office building.