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Old Posted Mar 30, 2011, 1:55 PM
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I'm joking. the thing is an abomination (see Hades ~ Hell)
Haha. I know what Hades means in that sense. I thought maybe you were referring to something more specific. Thanks for getting my hopes up! (kidding)

O, well. I might stick around this forum. I'm a mechanical engineering major and I love forums. Maybe I'll learn something. Or decide to be a civil engineering. Not. lol.

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Turns out the guy was talking abou "Mexico City" as a nickname for a city... I'm assuming CA because he lives there. Any help, please?
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2011, 6:06 PM
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These garages where from the days when architects and engineers were toying with the idea of vertical mechanical garages that used elevators to store cars on each floor. Many older large cities had them, but only a few survived.

Hotel Harrison Garage (Chicago):



You have the now demolished Quincy Street Garage as was mentioned that stood 285 feet (25 floors). But, the tallest one of these types, I believe, was the now demolished Carew-Netherland Garage in Cincy that stood 342 feet (27 floors).
Holy smokes! As ugly as the building may be and though the very idea of such a structure is silly, this is still awesome!
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2011, 7:33 PM
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there is a big one on the left of this picture, behind the other building


now on the right


on the background


its a shame, because the area is quite pretty with the Saint Peter Theater there...


all photos by GersonIbias
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=637992
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 2:18 AM
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I grew up in Macon and the Dempsey Hotel has a 10 story garage added in the 40s 50s, that has a car elevator (aprox 12x20 feet) Ive gone up in it as a college photography student at SCAD in Savannah, for a photo shoot and it was awesome. Macon also had the first police motorcycle fleet in the country in the early 20s.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 3:55 AM
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Here's a parking elevator in Japan that's around 20 or so floors in height judging from the building it's attached to:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=...232.9,,0,-33.9

I'm pretty sure this one is parking too:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=...2.98,,0,-44.53
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:59 AM
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the 28 floors brick monster on the left is one of the tallest garage buildings in Brazil... its located on the city of Piracicaba... I dont even know why Piracicaba needs such a tall garage building!!!


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Hotels in Vegas seem to have some pretty high or at least massive garages. Instead of spiraling up them though most use a ramp that goes straight through the garage, almost like a hill with stop signs at every bump. I believe we parked on the 13th floor of one the other day at Planet Hollywood.
This is the approach taken with most massive garages these days, but you need the land area to do it. It's incredibly efficient... I'm reminded of the one at Universal Studios in Florida, which feels like an extension of the interstate system and has 21,000 spaces. I believe the Alewife commuter garage in Boston has the same layout, but it's much smaller.

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I heard this quote some time last year,

"When does a Prius harm the evironment as much as a Hummer? When it's parked."
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the 28 floors brick monster on the left is one of the tallest garage buildings in Brazil... its located on the city of Piracicaba... I dont even know why Piracicaba needs such a tall garage building!!!


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http://static.panoramio.com/photos/o...l/25300805.jpg

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/25300805
A symbol of the mass worship of the automobile towers over the spires of a church, a palace of God and spirituality. How symbolic.
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at least cars are real
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This is the approach taken with most massive garages these days, but you need the land area to do it. It's incredibly efficient... I'm reminded of the one at Universal Studios in Florida, which feels like an extension of the interstate system and has 21,000 spaces. I believe the Alewife commuter garage in Boston has the same layout, but it's much smaller.

Universal Studios

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Wow! I didn't realize know that. Universal Studios wants to starts constructed new parking garage? Because lots of those people who parked the cars and parking lots is always full. When they will be completions done a new parking garage? I haven't been down there for a long time. It was so much changes.
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