1. Lucy E.
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    What would you call this?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Lucy E., Oct 13, 2008.

    What would you call this 'walkway' sorta thingermejig? I don't know if 'walkway' is quite the right word...

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    Concourse.
    Promenade.
    Gallery.
    Pavilion.

    In some way or another, however, you will have to indicate that it's elevated. Good luck! yours in Chaos, Scarlett
     
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    none of those would work in this instance, as they each refer to something completely different from just a simple walkway... 'cantilevered' or 'elevated' or 'suspended walkway' is really what it is... and what it's called:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyatt_Regency_walkway_collapse
     
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    Ok--I'm wrong. Thanks for pointing that out. xoxo
     
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    I might call it a catwalk...

    Where is this? It looks an awful lot like the central terminus of the Templehof Airport in Berlin Germany....
     
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    I'd guess it was in the WTC, Wrey :p
     
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    Ok, I just got schooled by Matt. :p

    Here's the place I was referring to. I guess it only kinda sorta looks like the same place.

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    I'd also say catwalk. But a specific word doesn't really matter. Just give a sense of what you want it to be, and your readers will get the picture. Trying to use a thesaurus to do your work for you is a bad idea...
     
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    "Catwalk," not to badmouth my personal favorite species, is generally used for the little runway a model walks down. (The connotation coming from the old association of cats with ladies of negotiable affection, which in turn came from wholly evolutionarily-justifiable breeding behaviors in the common domesticated cat.)

    ETA: My Google-fu is mostly orthodox and only moderately strong, but it seems to confirm that the most-accepted term for that sort of doohickey is "walkway," one way or another.
     
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    A catwalk also refers to a narrow elevated path for use by trained personnel to access equipment high above the floor. You might see such a catwalk in a factory or in the space above a theater stage.
     
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    Which comes from a completely different attribute of cats. :)

    I've seen that usage more rarely, though, and either way it's not really what Lucy is looking for. The catwalks I've seen tend to be more for maintenance or tech crews than for public ease of transport.

    IIRC, catwalk can also refer to the high, enclosed walkways between buildings, though those are also called "skyways" sometimes.
     
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    ...or Habitrails :)
     
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    So that's why those huge bottles of water were at both ends...
     
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    What about balcony? That was the first thing that sprang to my mind when I saw the photo.

    Gallery is what it'd be called on a squash court... and I think that's what we called it when we went to conferences. Not sure though so don't quote me :p
     
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    Blimey you lot are quick typers!! o_O

    (ooh better explain - when I started typing there were a lot fewer posts then after I pressed submit!)
     
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    I've seen levels like this called "Balcony" at hotels before, but I think balcony might be misleading. Generally those are enclosed and intended more for appreciating the view rather than being a hallway for getting places...
     
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    Thanks guys. :)
    And Wrey, Matt was right, it's the lobby of the South Tower of the WTC. :)
     
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    Yeah, I felt pretty chagrined that the Yank (me) had to have it explained by the lovely lad from Reading (Matt) :redface:
     
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    Meh, he only knew because I told him I was writing about 9/11. ;)

    Right Mattie?
     
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    Hehe, yup :p

    *smokes a pipe*

    Elementary, my dear Wreybies.


    (And also, I'm from Warrington, not Reading ;) I was just (and still am) a Warringtonian in exile :p)
     

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