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The Marvellous History of New York's 'Hotel for Autos'

Garages from around 1930 could mechanically stack hundreds of vehicles as high as two-dozen stories.
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Today, the building standing at the northeast corner of 61st Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan blends in well with its tall, dirt-colored brethren:

But back in the 1930s, the tower was anything but a bunch of apartments and offices. Indeed, it was the fantastic, futuristic “HOTEL for AUTOS”: