Building a Better Parking Garage

Mark Byrnes has collected images of 16 innovative parking garages whose inspirational designs prove that accommodating the automobile doesn't necessarily mean neglecting the neighborhood.
October 13, 2012, 11am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Miami has become a hotbed of progressive parking garage design, with highly regarded architecture firms like Herzog & De Mueron, Gehry Partners, and Zaha Hadid lining up to leave their mark on one of the city's car corrals. But as Byrnes's photo essay demonstrates, while "Miami may be the international hub of memorable parking garages,...it's not the only place to experience the genre."

"These structures are increasingly seen as opportunities for mixed uses and attractive design as cities become more aware of the bad impression they can leave on the sidewalk and the skyline," says Byrnes.

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Published on Friday, October 12, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities
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