It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…giant car?! 🚗
This, my dear friends, is a parking garage located at 60 E. Lake St. in Chicago. But this isn’t just any ol’ parking garage. It’s a car!
Built in 1986 by noted architect Stanley Tigerman, this 12-story parking garage was designed to look like an old car.
The façade of this postmodernist structure consists of turquoise baked enamel panels. What’s so special about these? Well, this particular color of turquoise was actually sourced from a 1957 Chevrolet color chart. Neat!
There are two awnings on either side that are painted to look like tires, and two arclights at the top to look like headlights!
There’s even a little figure on top of the structure to resemble a hood ornament.
When it was originally built, there was also a “SELFPARK” sign in the middle to look like a license plate, but that’s long gone.
Have you ever noticed this building in the Chicago Loop before? Let me know in the comments below! Tata! 🙂