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the facility. Traffic flow is one way. The passive security design in this open parking facility is achieved through the use of low-height spandrel beams, the transparent stainless steel fabric that clads the superstructure, and high light levels. The stainless steel fabric was fabricated in Germany and is supported at the top by hangers while springs at the bottom keep the fabric taut. On a windy day the slight amount that the fabric moves creates a shimmering surface.
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey Parking Consultant for a parking structure. The Princeton Theological Seminary had a shortage of parking spaces for employees and students. Enrollment is expected to increase, therefore increasing the demand for parking. Walker Parking Consultants was hired to design a three level, two bay, 247 space parking structure on the site of an existing surface lot. Some of the project challenges were: limited space and height requirements; a sloping site; disturbance of existing trees; rock excavation; and aesthetically enhance the site. Spread footings were placed on excavated rock and the structural system is cast-in-place concrete with unbonded post-tensioning. The structure is designed for the vertical addition of one level. The parking structure façade was covered in brick in order to match the existing adjacent maintenance facility. One level of the parking structure is underground in order to work with the sloping landscape and preserve two existing large trees that were important to the Seminary. Small openings were formed in the front wall of the garage to minimize the mass and be more aesthetically pleasing. There is entry/exit access from the street as well as from the top level via the adjacent surface lot on top of the sloped landscape. An express ramp provides circulation between the three levels.
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