House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage

If you’re planning a visit to Washington DC, stop by the National Building Museum and take a look at the exhibit “House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage” which runs through July 11, 2010.

House of Cars explores the relationship between parked cars and the buildings that hold them.

As soon as there were cars, there was a parking problem, and cities responded both by finding ways to fit cars into old structures – such as carriage houses – and inventing a new building type made specifically for automobile storage. As the parking garage’s building type evolved, innovative engineers explored the best ways to lay out parking places and create structural systems to accommodate both cars and people.

“What does the future hold for parking?.”

Obviously, we think automated parking garages offer innovative solutions to improve our cities and address the problems of parking. Robotic Parking Systems creates space by reducing the area needed for parking by up to 50%. Architects and developers can use that space for design features and benefits that enhance the project and the community. For more information, visit


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