Not all of the skyways connecting the nine buildings of the Gateway complex are identical. The one to the Legal Center has distinctive X-shaped struts that form striking frames to the view out the windows.
The rugged solidity of the structure is reassuring to people walking thru it above busy Raymond Boulevard, but the view looking lengthwise is not particularly striking.
It is only when you are in the walkway and look out that you see the dramatic effect upon the view.
Crossing Raymond Boulevard at street level is risky business, even with a traffic lite controlling traffic, because when traffic isn't racing down the Boulevard, it's turning from Raymond Plaza West. And the lite isn't long enuf for people who move slowly. Crossing thru the skyway not only is safer as regards traffic and weather, but it also affords pedestrians the opportunity to enjoy the view from mid-roadway and a certain remove. To rework the recently adopted Tourism New Jersey slogan, "Newark: See for Yourself".