The Slow Evolution From Surface Parking to Garages

Lisa Gray paints a picture of downtown Houston's inexorable evolution from a city full of ground level parking lots to a denser metropolis where multi-level garages are commonplace.
January 24, 2010, 7am PST | Tim Halbur
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Gray writes, "...garages are worth thinking about. Maybe more than any other kind of building, they show the city that we're becoming: a city that's growing up in a different way than the old-style cities of Europe and the East Coast. Instead of starting out with a tight-packed core and then sprawling, we started out sprawling, and are now developing tight-packed cores.

We're squeezing more people into less space - and at least for now, garages allow us to do that without giving up our cars."

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Published on Friday, January 22, 2010 in The Houston Chronicle
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