Ferris wheel style design could solve Beirut car parking issues

An automated rotary system for parking cars resembling a giant Ferris wheel has been proposed to combat a shortage of car park space in Beirut.

City governor, Ziad Chebib, has promised to fix this problem on numerous occasions, but has not yet arrived at a solution.

Now private construction company, Ayoub Beainou and Sons Company [ABSC] is proposing a futuristic solution.

First used in South Korea, the system can accommodate around 8 to 10 cars on palettes that are lifted high into the air and are stacked on top of each other.

The design has become popular in major urban centres around the world due to the fact that it takes up minimal ground space by hoisting the vehicles up vertically.

In the past, Chebib proposed to encourage underground parking facilities as a central component of his long-term plans to help solve traffic and parking problems.

But landlords resisted the move because of the massive revenue they receive by renting out underground spaces to warehousing companies.

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