blockitecture leaderboard

Mechanized Parking Garage takes the hassle out of storing your car

A new fully automated parking garage stores cars efficiently and effortlessly.

As density and costs increase in downtowns, there is a new tool to use land more efficiently. Behind the Summit Grand Parc apartment building in Washington D.C. lies an unassuming looking building. Inside, however, is one of only two fully automated parking garages in the United States. Drive in, park, get out, and your car is measured by lasers and delivered to its own stall. By removing ramps and driveways, it manages to have 74 stalls in what would have been a 14 stall surface parking lot. The cost: $25,000 a space.

Thanks to Peter Christensen

Full Story: The Valet You Don't Have to tip

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95