29 January 2013

Save any remaining paradise; build a better parking lot

 Shanghai can be a delightful city to stroll around. The metropolis presents something noteworthy around every corner. I cannot say much about the color scheme although pink can be both calming and easy to spot against both clear and overcast skies. In my urban studies course at university, it was stressed that open air lot parking was the only acceptable and economical method of accommodating cars in a city. Yet in China the rule is to build underground parking with nearly every new construction.
This parking elevator tower is operated as a public facility. It charges 10 RMB per hour, about $1.50 US. Behind it was a landscaped walkway that abutted the river.