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Parking Madness 2014

Parking Madness: Detroit vs. Atlanta

2:21 PM EDT on March 20, 2014

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Yesterday, Chicago's United Center parking lots bested Denver's Court Place parking crater in the first match-up of Parking Madness 2014. Today, two heavyweights are facing off: It's the motor city versus sprawl city in a bare-knuckle brawl of car infrastructure run amok.

Without further ado, here's the Detroit entry. Warning: This could get ugly.

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This picture really needs no further elaboration. Submitter Gerald Fittipaldi says these lots are only used infrequently, during sporting events, and that there's potential here for mixed-use development.

On to Atlanta:

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This area of downtown Atlanta is known as "the Gulch," which is a pretty good name for a parking crater, come to think of it. The entire site is more or less surrounded by elevated roads. It used to be a rail yard, but is now awaiting a big development project.

The choice is yours. Which is more horrible? Cast your votes below.

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