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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 15. 1929. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/674/show/652.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 15. 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/652

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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 d'HUMY MOTORAMP ADVANTAGES floor levels) and with one-direction traffic on the ramp, 15 cars per minute can be handled with ease. This Motoramp capacity will empty the entire content of a 2.00-car garage in 14 minutes. Three hours would be required to handle this traffic with two elevators. In a rush hour or an emergency, traffic capacity is a prime essential. Easy Grade The usual grade of d'Humy Motoramps is 15%, an incline which any standard automobile can negotiate easily in second gear at iz miles per hour. The up-grade is not formidable even to a timid driver and descent is equally simple, in second gear without braking. Short Length d'Humy Motoramps are ordinarily not more than 37 feet in length and Open or the equivalent of approximately two car lengths. This, coupled with Sides t^le ^act tnat tne sides are open and the approaches to the ramp-incline perfectly visible, removes all hesitancy on the part of car operators of either sex or any degree of expertness. Complete It cannot be too strongly emphasized that the complete "look-ahead" Visibility afforded by an open-side Motoramp, contrasted with the long, dark tunnel of the floor-to-floor ramp, not only makes this new form of interfloor travel more inviting, but contributes a positive measure of safety. Extra Storage The usual location of d'Humy Motoramps in the center of the building Capacity causes dead-end aisle spaces—in direct contrast to old-style ramp con struction. The dead-end aisle spaces can be used for extra or emergency storage, with added profit to the building owner. This dead-end aisle arrangement also makes it easy to set apart one bay for a repair shop, wash rack or other purpose. Used in Any d'Humy Motoramps can profitably be made a part of the design of Building any multi-floor garage planned for a plot at least fifty (50) feet wide and one hundred (100) feet deep. Sixty (60) feet is a more desirable minimum width as it permits long wheel-base cars as well as the smaller models to make the turn from floor to floor without stopping to back and fill. These figures are given to establish the minimum plot dimension requirements purely from a layout point of view. Garages of larger areas permit more efficient arrangements and prove more profitable. The practical limit of height for a d'Humy Motoramp equipped building has not been established. Ten and eleven story buildings are operating with marked success, and higher ones are contemplated. 16