12/16/2013 08:25 am ET Updated Feb 15, 2014

When Parking Garages Go Green, The Results Are Stunning

For many, the thought of a parking garage conjures no more than the vision of endlessly winding one's car up through a towering blight on the urban skyline.

While it's true that most garages don't feature an aesthetic any more interesting than a bare-faced, giant concrete block, there are designers who are rethinking this utilitarian form and turning these spaces into iconic architectural works that add a sleek, modern elegance to the cityscape while minimizing urban sprawl and environmental impact.

These three innovative parking garages turn the tedious task of parking into a multifaceted sensory experience that's on a par with driving the stylish 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

Chevy Parking Garages

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