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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 13. 1929. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/650.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 13. Architectural Retail Catalog Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/650

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Title The Modern Garage
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Ramp Buildings Corporation
Publisher Ramp Buildings Corporation
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1929
Description A 36-page catalog published in 1929 called “The Modern Garage” by Ramp Buildings Corporation based out of New York, New York. Content includes several text pages on engineering services, illustrated garages built by the company, and lists of garages and their architectural specifications.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Parking garages
  • Automobile parking
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • garages
  • engineering
  • architecture
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Ramp Buildings Corporation
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
  • catalogs (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
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Original Item Location TL175 .R35 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5576990~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Catalog Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Factors of Success Location and Size Efficient Building Management Factors of Success Garages, to achieve the maximum return on the invested capital, must be created with due recognition of the several factors which govern their all-around success. The analysis presented here focuses attention on the four angles from which the soundness of a proposed garage enterprise must be checked while in the planning stage. Location is the first vital concern. A garage must be placed where patronage is available and where patrons can reach the building conveniently. It must be of a size which can command capacity utilization. This means a scientific study of the different kinds of patronage desired, of potential patronage available, of the relation of the proposed site to traffic arteries, and other factors which directly influence the ultimate business success of the garage. The Survey Engineers of Ramp Buildings Corporation are experts in their line. Through years of observation of the relative successes of projects on "right" and "nearly right" locations we know that too much emphasis cannot be laid on the matter of careful study of location desirability. The possibilities for profit in the garage industry and the even greater business future warrant the laying aside of any traditions. A modern garage, a building which is efficiently planned for its particular purpose, achieves success. But there are no compromises; a multi-floor building must be planned to house an absolute maximum number of cars commensurate with the ideal of minimum operating expense. The latter factor points directly to the use of ramps, the only means of interfloor travel which makes every car pay for its own transportation. With those premises established it remains for the pages next following to demonstrate that the d'Humy Motoramp System of Building Design achieves a higher overall efficiency than is otherwise possible. Given an efficient building in a desirable location, the one factor yet to exert its influence on ultimate success is the momentous one of management. It introduces the personal element, brings to bear the value of experience, of merchandising methods and skill, of successful routines and other factors and functions. Growing with the magnitude of the enterprise there is definitely a need for experienced management. For those to whom the securing of competent management may present a problem we invite particular attention to page 35 of this book, on which is presented a brief resume of the qualifications and methods of d'Humy Management, Inc., a division of Ramp Buildings Corporation.