Volkswagen's Parking Lot Towers at Autostadt

#Travel

Sun, Jan 29th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Design Boom, a website about all things beautiful and unique, has this gallery on Volkswagen's Autostadt facility: two 16-story silos used as a temporary parking lot when a finished vehicle is waiting for its owner. From the article:

the 48-meter tall silos are composed of glass and galvanized steel, illuminated by night.
a conveyor belt system transports finished cars directly from the adjacent manufacturing plant to the towers' basement. from there, they are lifted into position via mechanical arms that rotate and run along a central beam, moving vehicles in and out of their bays at a speed of two meters per second.

Here is the piece on Wikipedia.

  2358

 

You may also be interested in:

A 1957 Type 2 Volkswagen Microbus Turned Electric
Confessions of a Flight Attendant
Fully-Functional $9 Cardboard Bicycle
TTC Weekday Service in High-Definition
Places Where It's Really Fucking Cold All The Time