KIRO Newsradio historian Feliks Banel delivers his All Over The Map feature Friday mornings on Seattle's Morning News

All Over The Map

A nighttime view of the futuristic parking garage one-story prototype along South 266th Street in Kent; it was built circa 1980 by local entrepreneur Frank Ives. (Courtesy WA DAHP) Artist's conception of the interior mechanism of the PARK-N-SPACE automatic parking garage; a one-story prototype from circa 1980 still stands in Kent, Wash. (Courtesy Lee Corbin) Daytime view of the prototype structure. (Courtesy WA DAHP) Artist's conception of a 20-story version of the PARK-N-SPACE which was designed to hold 10 cars per floor; it's unclear whether anything besides the prototype was ever built. (Courtesy Lee Corbin)
Bizarre structure in Kent is forgotten futuristic parking prototype