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Ramp Buildings Corporation. The Modern Garage - Page 19. 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/656.

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Ramp Buildings Corporation. (1929). The Modern Garage - Page 19. 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/656

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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 Storage Efficiency t^5 C^i t^J To demonstrate the degree in which d'Humy Motoramps excel in achieving efficient storage layouts, let us present comparative plans for a typical building for a plot ioo x 105 feet. The aim in planning a garage storage floor is to provide berth spaces for an absolute maximum of cars. Since aisle storage affects a ramp, elevator or d'Humy Motoramp building in equal measure, only berth storage has been shown on the comparative layouts on the facing page. Let's compare the storage efficiencies. The car-berth layout in the one story building represents the ideal storage arrangement: four (4) rows of cars on two aisles, each aisle opening on the street. Allowing 6 foot 9 inch aisle frontage per car and iy2 feet for each column, this 105 x 100 foot building will house 56 cars. Fifty-six cars therefore represent 100% storage efficiency for a floor where there is no interfloor communication problem. With a floor-to-floor ramp in the same building the loss of car spaces is practically the same whether the ramp is along one wall or curved as shown. In this building it blocks out twelve (12.) car berths, and the necessary connecting aisle four (4) more. The lost space represents 16 cars. The efficiency rating, therefore, for a building even with efficient floor-to-floor ramps is only 71.42%. A multi-floor building of elevator type must have at least one elevator. There is need for a cross or connecting aisle between the main aisles. The latter takes up four (4) car spaces, the elevator three (3), and elevator access three (3) spaces more—a net loss of ten (10). The floor total is, therefore, 46 cars or, on an efficiency rating, 82.14%. With d'Humy Motoramps the building is divided between the center double row of cars, and one aisle and its car berths is on a level a half story higher than the other. The connecting aisle becomes a short open ramp. Two aisle-ramps are needed to connect with the floors above and below. Each ramp occupies the space of four (4) car berths, a total loss of eight (8) spaces. On a storage efficiency basis the d'Humy Motoramp Garage rating is 85.7%. Consider also the convenience, safety and other advantages noted on the preceding page. Cars can drive to and from any berth without hindrance or delay; car movement is as free as in the one-story building. Translating relative storage capacities into terms of money, a four- story building of d'Humy Motoramp design and the above dimensions would earn $4320.00 more than the elevator building every year. Comparing it with the building with ordinary ramps the advantage is still greater—$7680.00 every year. Income calculations as follows: d'Humy Eievator Ordinary Motoramp nnOMna Ramp Building Building Building Revenue at $zo.00 per car per month (storage and service) $46,080 $44,160 $38,400 Less—Upkeep and depreciation (on elevator) 400 Power cost (for elevator) 7°° Operator (for elevator) i,3°° Net Income $46,080 $41,760 $38,400 Storage Efficiency In a One-Story Building With Ordinary Ramps With an Elevator Building With d'Humy Motoramps Dollars and Cents Advantage