Did Darwin study parking garages, too?
Parking decks often are not much to look at or ponder, but architect Shannon McDonald has written a book that explores their history and calls for their continued evolution as important modern-day structures. “The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form,” includes hundreds of photographs that demonstrate how well-designed parking positively affects the urban environment. She chronicles the evolution and innovations from early elevator and ramp designs through modern, sustainable structures being built today. To order the $87.95 book, visit www.amazon.com, or the Urban Land Institute, www.uli.org/bookstore.