Air Rights Garage, New Haven


New Haven’s parking garages don’t just have elevators; they are elevators. From their bases, they raise the city’s gaze. From their roofs, they lift its perspective.

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - Historical Preservation

The average New Havener has no better means of getting so elevated. Unlike most of the city’s other tall buildings, you don’t need an employee ID or high-rise apartment key to reach the summits of most parking garages. And unlike most rooftops, garages’ are as functional as any other part of the structure. They’re meant to be used.

So, every once in a while, go ahead and use them. Elevate yourself to their peaks, and find a heightened appreciation for your city.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Photos 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 13 depict the Air Rights Garage; 2, 6 and 7 the 100 College Street Garage; 9 the York-Chapel Garage (far) and Howe Street Garage (near); 10 and 11 the Crown Street Garage; and 12 the Temple Street Garage.

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