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This Radical Parking Garage Solves Three Of Cities’ Biggest Problems

18 December 2017

Car parking building

The parking structure floats on an underground reservoir for water overflow. The buoyancy is designed so that it has the same density as the displaced water. A system of mechanical lifts ensures that the parking garage stays balanced as it adjusts based on how much water is in the reservoir.

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Keywords: parking, transport, construction and mechanical technologies, characteristics of technology

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