The top level of the parking garage at the Hilton Anaheim. The Model T was introduced in 1908. Apparently, the first parking garages came along in 1918. That didn’t take long.
Other nuggets about parking, according to the International Parking Institute:
- In the US alone, parking generates $25-30 billion in revenues.
- A 2005 estimate is that the average car is parked 96 percent of the time (I’m sure this doesn’t include time “parked” in rush hour traffic).
- Some experts estimate there are as many as 750 million parking spaces in the US.
- The Mall of America has over 17,000 parking spaces in its garages and lots.