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Old 1st May 2006, 19:21   #1
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Default Architectural Wonders in the World

Talk about German efficiency! The two photos below were 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.

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Default Burj Dubai reaches defining moment as world's tallest building begins to rise

Its going to be the worlds tallest tower with appartments and penthouses which are a lot more than simple luxury. Being built by Emaar constructions its a $900 million project to be completed by 2008.





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I loved this thing!
Now only if I had the money to own such a garage and own all the cars parked in it!
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i think a car garage like this is planned for the canaught place area in delhi...so i heard...this would make a lot of sense and btw, there is a garage like this in washington dc also(again i heard)..
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Its going to be the worlds tallest tower with appartments and penthouses which are a lot more than simple luxury. Being built by Emaar constructions its a $900 million project to be completed by 2008.





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This is a useless project...if this was in NYC or Tokyo, i could understand, that they need to go upwards in order to create space for the people in the city but in dubai, its just plain show off...dubai is a place with show off money anways..

but i still liked the palm islands..that was a good project..
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@ash i believe that is the storage facility of VW and not a parking garage.
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Quite right heelntoe , thanks for the correction

Its a Volkswagen storage facility in a technology theme park called "Autostadt Wolfburg"
(Auto City Wolfsburg)







I got it from another link guess that was non relaible !

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There is company in UK, making garages like this...

have a look...

Unmanned Automatic Parking System
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Another "excess" project in Dubai.

The World

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I like the concept of the palms and the world..thats nice..still understandable but the burj towers, soaring more than 1/2 km in the air..thats too much..for dubai..
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damn the car garage is very nice.
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Default Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden

Ok its not a garage , showroom but a factory ! yes a transparent factory.

Automobile production plant owned by German carmaker Volkswagen and opened in 2002. The original German name is Gläserne Manufaktur (glass manufacture). Both the German and English names are a word play on the double meaning of transparent, referring to both optical transparency and transparency of the production process.

The main purpose of the factory is the assembly of Volkswagen's luxury sedan, the Phaeton and Bentley's Continental Flying Spur (since 2005).

The Transparent Factory is situated in the city center of Dresden, the 800-year-old German baroque city known for its arts and craftsmanship. It stands at the former location of the convention center. The factory's walls are made almost competely of glass. Its floors are covered entirely in Canadian maple. And its layout is visitor-friendly, set up to receive 250 tourists per day. There are no smokestacks, no loud noises, and no toxic byproducts.

The transparent factory handles final assembly only. All the smelly, noisy operations, such as stamping and welding and then painting the steel body, take place in Zwickau. Painted bodies arrive at the factory by truck. The other 1200 parts and 34 preassembled components are shipped to a remote logistics center and are transferred from there to the factory via trams that run on Dresden's public transport tracks.

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This is a useless project...if this was in NYC or Tokyo, i could understand, that they need to go upwards in order to create space for the people in the city but in dubai, its just plain show off...dubai is a place with show off money anways..

but i still liked the palm islands..that was a good project..
Hmm..the project is much bigger than Burj Dubai itself. The tower will stand in the middle of a new township which will be known as 'Downtown Dubai'. The rest of the project is much, much bigger (not taller) than Burj Dubai itself, and includes an artificial lake, canals (water transport between towers), promenedes, office complexes and a whole new arabian-style township. Plus a golf course and all the other usual fittings.

See here for details http://www.ameinfo.com/56660.html

This project itself is quite small compared to new Dubai, which comprises of the whole new Marina project http://www.dubai-marina.com/ which has about 75 high-rises, each of which is over 40 levels tall, the new Jabel Ali airport which will probably be the largest in the world, the Jabel Ali industrial and commercial complex and an entirely new city created in Jabel Ali.

http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIAInter...li+Airport.htm

The Burj Dubai is quite small compared to all these. Its not for nothing that 20% of the world's construction cranes are today in Dubai.

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