Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Looks kinda scary to me!

Parking in Munich!

::Gulp::

How do they lock each car in its cubicle for safety.
WHO CARES. NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND COULD GET IN THERE.
Talk about German efficiency!
The photo above was taken at a new parking garage in Munich.
The actual space that the facility occupies is approximately only 20% of a comparable facility with the traditional design that is used primarily in the US.
Not only is the German structure less expensive to build, but vehicles are also "retrieved" in less time and without the potential of being damaged by an attendant.

What do you think?

Have a great day!
~xo

48 comments:

Foto Man said...

Great .Do they offer a discount for my mini Cooper ? They should . It weights less and therefore the elevator wld. have an east time lifting it up !

Jason said...

As long as I'm not in the car when it goes up that lift fine by me. If they drop it, they buy me another one.

rastaman said...

Let's hope they have a staggered Rush Hour!

Peace and hugs to you Babygirl ... you are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have seen this before....of course I have since I am so muchly into automobiles right? Truly an engineering marvel and just a glimpse of the future and what CAN be done if the minds are allowed to run free....Thinking out of the box in other words.

Brad

truckdriver_sefl said...

Wow scary yes but REALLY cool!!

Have a wonderful day Lee Ann!

Lee Ann said...

Foto ~ Yes, that is true. I wonder if motorcycles have a discount!

Jason ~ I agree. I don't think I would care much for that ride either.

Rasta ~ You are right. Wonder if they have a power outage if you cannot get your car back!
Thank you sweet Rasta.
~peace and hugs from babygirl

Lee Ann said...

Brad ~ It is incredible!

Trucker ~ I know, it is cool!
Have a wonderful day too Trucker.

Edge said...

I like the idea. It would freak me out if I had to ride in it. But its probably all automated. I think it would be cool if it was below ground. Think of the space saving and in a nuclear war I would know my 1999 Honda Civic would be safe.

~Jef

john said...

Too bad for car thieves . Their job is Gone In 60 sec ...err ..60 floors full of cars !

Cinderella said...

I'm sorry but you couldn't pay me enough to park my car that far up, I mean WTF? LOL

coach said...

So what's next ? The Twin Towers of car park !

robmcj said...

I'm surprised the Japanese haven't copied the idea,and combined it with their cubicle hotels.

eros in wunderland said...

I wouldn't mind
parking my car
in your garage.

AndyW said...

The engineering involved is pretty cool to ponder.

Sorry I've been an absenty blogger.

But, I'm back!

The Husband said...

i think its great. i would like to see such ingenuity here in the USA.

Lee Ann said...

Jef ~ I agree. I still wonder about the power failing!

John ~ I think it would deter them a bit! haha

Shannon ~ I know, a little scary, huh?

Lee Ann said...

Coach ~ Could be, if this catches on.

Rob ~ I would love to see those cubicle hotels. I something on television about that once.

Eros ~ Hey! ;)
Thanks for stopping over, I hope you will come by more often.

Lee Ann said...

Andy ~ Welcome back, glad to see you again.

Carl ~ I know, I am suprised that there isn't something like that here. I know something like that would be helpful at UAB!

JLee said...

that's freaking me out, man!

~gkw said...

I think that's really cool. I agree with jef, they should go underground with this...

amera hearts said...

this was in a magazine at my dentist's office early this year. crazy huh!

Anonymous said...

Terrifying. Actually, I think Blogger might have sorted out the beta commenting bug, so this is a kind of test... if it works, next time I'll say something mildly interesting.

LiveLee said...

yeah, i totally gulped too.

BeckEye said...

Yikes. That's freakish.

Ellen said...

Very cool.... I like it!

Lee Ann said...

Jlee ~ haha

gkw ~ That would be cool! There are some underground buildings here...wonder what they look like!

Amera ~ Yes, very crazy

Lee Ann said...

Wdky ~ Oh, so glad to see you again. I have trouble commenting on beta blogs...have tried several times in the last few days.

Livelee ~ I know...amazing,right! Good to see you, please come back.

Beckeye ~ I agree, totally!

Lee Ann said...

Ellen ~ I know, it is very cool. Hope you are enjoying this cooler weather!

NMOTB said...

Jeepers now that is something different! We could do with parking spaces like that overhere at our malls, can never find a bloody parking!!!!!!!

jiggs said...

it kind of reminds me of the way bodies were retrieved in the matrix.

Anonymous said...

You vill park there
and you vill like it!
I'm scared.

L>T said...

Just looking at it gives me the willys. It's really interesting though.

Fame said...

NOT ON YOUR LIFE or mine for that matter! No way Jose! They can keep this structure, I prefer to drive in circles all the way up and park on a level flat cement floor.

Cinderella said...

Is your birthday tommorrow? Or was it today? In case I am not around tommorrow (if in fact that is your birthday) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! XOXOXO

sans said...

wow!

Lee Ann said...

nmotb ~ Same with us!

Jiggs ~ Hey, you are right!

Poly ~ Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!

Lee Ann said...

l>t ~ I completely understand!

fame ~ haha...can you imagine being up that high and looking down?

Shannon ~ Yes, tomorrow, thank you so much!!!!
~xo

Sans ~ Really, I know!

Moosekahl said...

Parking ramps in any form freak me out. That one definitely looks freaky.

By the way...Happy Birthday

Spitfire said...

yay!! I am the first to wish you an early happy birthday!!!

Evilicious Blonde said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Professor Fate said...

Happy Birthday (in a few minutes).

Just Some Gal said...

That is ingenious!

Happy Birthday btw...

I was hoping to find a special pic but, well, I'll come back! ;-)

Thank you for the compliments

The Melody Censor said...

And people in Calgary think parking is an issue....sheesh!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

Lee Ann said...

Moose ~ It is freaky! Thank you so much!

Spitfire ~ Thank you Spitfire!

Blonde ~ Thank you very much!

Professor ~ Thanks Prof, so nice of you!

Blondie ~ Thanks so much!

Melody ~ Oh is the parking bad in Calgary? Thank you very much!

AlwaysArousedGirl said...

This is amazing, but it's not actually a parking garage...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/parkade.asp

You'll have to go have a look at the actual discription, and there are more pics too.

:D

Lee Ann said...

aagirl ~ Yes, I did see that, it is amazing isn't it! Thanks for stopping by.
:)

k o w said...

I think that is awesome.

Lee Ann said...

Kow ~ I know,I do too!