About The Lift
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Why Automated Parking?
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The Lift is located in Center City, just southeast of City Hall. Click here to to see the Center City District web site.
The Lift is history in the making
In 1929, Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company proposed an automobile parking machine that heralded the future - "whisking" cars out of sight before returning them, economically and efficiently, to their respective owners. In time, and with the progression of technology, the idea made its way to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, where hundreds of thousands of cars are now stowed in automated garages. In United States, the idea is once again taking root. In Philadelphia, it's taking hold.