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in New York in the 1930's
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I'd like to see that operatating!
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Interesting photo. Not a good thing to get in your car when you had too much to drink.
I recall seeing parking lots that have two level parking. My parents had a motor home. There was a two level trailer similar to the car convoy carriers you see at dealerships. One could tow the trailer with the car on the bottom level as easy to drive off. The upper level had a boat on a trailer. You unlocked the top and it lowered to be behind the trailer. Hook up to the car and head for the lake!

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I seem to recall that somewhere in NYC there is still something like this in operation.

In Chicago, there are a couple of residential buildings shaped like corn cobs. Their parking is on the first dozen or so floors with the cars parking facing out. A steel cable restrains cars from going over the side. There is a spiral ramp on the inside curve, surrounding elevator shafts. Can you imagine being a little tipsy and driving up floor after floor in a tight spiral? I notice that no other such buildings exist that I know of.
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Like the car vending machines they have today. LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sJNSku0MA
There have been a few improvements in the last 90 years!
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I seem to recall that somewhere in NYC there is still something like this in operation.

In Chicago, there are a couple of residential buildings shaped like corn cobs. Their parking is on the first dozen or so floors with the cars parking facing out. A steel cable restrains cars from going over the side. There is a spiral ramp on the inside curve, surrounding elevator shafts. Can you imagine being a little tipsy and driving up floor after floor in a tight spiral? I notice that no other such buildings exist that I know of.
Ahh.. in my youth... I loved those types of parking lots when I roller bladed and skate boarded
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I seem to recall that somewhere in NYC there is still something like this in operation.

In Chicago, there are a couple of residential buildings shaped like corn cobs. Their parking is on the first dozen or so floors with the cars parking facing out. A steel cable restrains cars from going over the side. There is a spiral ramp on the inside curve, surrounding elevator shafts. Can you imagine being a little tipsy and driving up floor after floor in a tight spiral? I notice that no other such buildings exist that I know of.
Been there, done that. Way back in the 50's I visited those buildings. Rode a super fast elevator to the top and had quite a view.
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