This funny outcropping can also be given the monicker the watchtower or the lookout. Yes this is the most odd, awkward part of the Gateway Mall at Howard and Paulina. As others have surmised, this truncated catwalk looks to have been a bridge to the Howard L never completed. Cars, pedestrians, buses etc pass by it and under it everyday, some never questioning the bizarre nature of this canopy. Its a great vantage point to view downtown Chevanston but doesn't serve much of a purpose otherwise. The other part of the catwalk links up the Gateway mall and the parking garage's second floor. This second floor may be accessed either by auto, stairs or by the urinevator. The urinevator being the least savory option. This was brought up by regular poster Davey back on January 19th on Everyblock.