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Jan Greve building plate for his TORENGARAGE from 1930

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The first multi-storey car park in the Netherlands, this building is predicated on a system of elliptical ramps seven metres across for parking along and driving up to the levels. A jutting showroom and a rectangular block of workshops abutting the housing next door have since been added. Supported by a concrete frame, the building has facades that alternate strips of brick with steel-framed fenestration. The car park is now a listed building and was renovated in 1990, its steel-framed windows being replaced with perforated steel plate.

The building kit from 1987 is now available at www.ftn-books.com