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The world's strangest parking lots

Microsoft IES Logo By JD Van Zyl for MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 11

Brilliant and bizarre creations of space that go way beyond just serving the utilitarian purpose of providing a parking spot

Car parks aren't usually a top priority for architects. They're typically spared little thought, instead seen as just another obstacle to overcome. As such, they often consist of no more than some tar slapped onto a flat surface and dissected with white lines or, at the most, a bleak multi-storey maze of concrete pillars.But as the demands of drivers and cities change, putting ever more pressure on both the designer and their resources, the humble car park has had to step up. The 10 parking garages assembled here all have a fresh take on a staid concept and run the whole gamut from the brilliant to the downright weird.RelatedWorld's most amazing record-breaking roadsThe world's most expensive cities to parkWorld's most terrifying roads
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