Parking lot

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Parking lot

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:33 am

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Hi everyone! Do you also call this "a parking lot"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:33 am

I wouldn't. I consider a "lot" to be a parcel of land. A parking lot is a ground level area with designated "stalls" for parking. In Canada a muti-story parking garage is a "parkade", but that one in the photo would require a little more description (or another name). Wikipedia calls it an APS (automated parking system) and offers up these alternatives:

APS are also generically known by a variety of other names, including: automated parking facility (APF), automated vehicle storage and retrieval system (AVSRS), car parking system, mechanical parking, and robotic parking garage.

There's probably a catchier name than those, but I've never had need to call them anything...it's not something you see in my neighbourhood.
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Post by tony h » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:00 am

This looks like the VW centre. They call them "car towers".

https://youtu.be/JjEn-jseN_Q
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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:51 am

trolley : Thanks very much for your answer. tony h : Thanks so much for the link.

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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:37 am

Just for the record Steve, we don't have parking lots in the UK, we have car parks. And your photograph shows a multi storey contraption.
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:00 am

Bob: Thanks very much for the true facts and the term.

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Post by Shelley » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:20 pm

I know I've seen this in some science fiction movie! It's the location where the good guys are climbing the side of the wall, or the center pole, or crossing the span of the tower to try to destroy/reach/absorb the evil/final/life-saving power source/bio-pod/magic key before the bad guys annihilate them.
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