To the roof! There’s not a moment to lose!

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Drexel University

When I park in a parking garage, I’m headed straight to the roof (if available) every time. I don’t know what the allure is, maybe it just always seems like it’s somewhere I’m not supposed to be. I’m not going to lie, I think part of it makes me feel like I’m in The Matrix. Regardless of the motivation, the view is always fascinating to me and it’s totally worth driving up and down a few extra ramps to get there.

University of Pennsylvania

Lately, I’ve been alternating between lots at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. Drexel’s lot is superior in nearly every way, particularly the view. The building’s are right next door to one another, but Drexel’s provides an unobstructed view of the skyline. Amusingly, it’s a Drexel building that blocks the view of Center City from Penn’s garage.

The Fresh Grocer

Penn Relays traffic kept both of these buildings from been available to me last week, so I took refuge in a new garage above the West Philadelphia Fresh Grocer. Upon reaching the roof I was inexplicably taken with an open stairwell to ground level. The view to the West offered an interesting perspective on the surrounding neighborhood, and the North featured the Philadelphia Zoo Balloon. This building also afforded the most Martix-like aesthetic, but it will not be part of the regular rotation given it’s exorbitant rates.

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  • kamila harris said,

    haha, the roof is the best. and it’s the least scary for some reason, like, no one is going to lurk by your car and kill you on the roof. it’s just not gonna happen.

    I weep for the Matrix – could have been the best trilogy of all time

  • Kelly said,

    The Zoo balloon! I love when I can see it while looking up 38th st!

    I do like the roof, but am usually too lazy to go all the way up there. Especially lots that don’t have a decent elevator or have creepy, dark and dingy stairs (quiet, empty staircases creep me out more than the possibility of someone hiding by the car to kill me!).

  • kamila harris said,

    true about staircases. must be an elevator.

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