Parking garages are generally the antithesis of art. At best, they are functional slabs of concrete that allow you to avoid circling the streets looking for a space. At worst, they’re underground dungeons of exhaust where every floor looks the same and you spend hours looking for your car.
But in the 21st century, many cities are looking at parking garages as ways to enhance their respective landscapes. Airport parking comparison site Looking4.com teamed with architecture and design mavens Architizer to find garages around the US for just such garages. Places that had both intriguing and functional designs, as well as added to the streets they sat on. The result are these 10 garages, which are currently up for voting on the site’s Coolest Parking Spots in the US contest. So once you’re done reading through here, feel free to go online and vote for your favorite.