Parking Love List

 

It’s no secret: I’m a bit fickle. I love some parking garages because they are extreme, some for their sheer physical beauty, some forP-HEART
their history, or because they are iconic, some for cutting-edge and just plain cool design, some for their intelligence, and some for being practical and sustainable. I have a particular soft spot for the ones that are artsy and have a poetic sensibility.

I am in the process of putting together a list of the parking structures I love best, and I’d like to meet a few new ones, too.  Please visit IPI’s Pinterest site to see photographs of a work-in-progress hot list of cool parking places:

  • 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
  • Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica
  • Michigan Theater, Detroit
  • Autostadt Car Towers, Wolfsburg
  • Car Park One, Oklahoma
  • Greenway Self Park, Chicago
  • Eureka Carpark, Melbourne
  • Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum Parking Garage, Kansas City
  • The Poetry Garage, Chicago
  • Umihotaru, Tokyo
  • Parkhaus Zoo, Leipzig
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport, San Jose
  • Marina City, Chicago

By the way, this is my personal list, not an officially IPI-sanctioned list!  But, we will be surveying parking professionals soon, and with your input, this list will grow. Please share names, places, and photos of  parking facilities with a big wow factor that you love  –  on Valentine’s Day, and beyond.

 

About Helen Sullivan

Helen Sullivan is IPI’s communications counsel.

Comments

  1. Shirley Krug says:

    Hi, Helen. Nice selection. You definitely need to add some “green garages” to your repertoire, such as ones that have decorative vegetation.

  2. Shirley, you are so right! Thank you for commenting. I’ve just added a few green garages to the IPI Cool Parking Board at Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/ipiparking/hot-list-for-cool-parking/
    And, started a new board just for green/sustainable parking. I’ve pinned a few as a start and promise to add more soon — and hope you will, too. http://pinterest.com/ipiparking/green-sustainable-parking/.
    Best,
    Helen

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