It has been claimed that this image of two "car towers" depicts an amazing circular parking facility. Is this real or fake? Today we'll take a closer look.
The image is real but the description is misleading.
These “car towers” are real and they are located at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Autostadt is a visitor center next to the Volkswagen factory there. The towers are not parking structures per se, but rather housing for newly-produced Volkswagens. While new cars are parked there, referring to it as a “parking facility” has misled some people into believing it is a public parking area. The Autostadt’s website states:
The two emblems of the Autostadt, the two CarTowers (AutoTürme), can be explored in an air conditioned panoramic glass lift. These glazed, high-rise garages, each housing 400 new vehicles, are the heart of vehicle delivery at the Autostadt. Inside, patented technology helps transport the new Volkswagen vehicles in and out of their parking bays at a speed of two metres per second.
These 200-foot tall glass silos are connected directly to the Volkswagen factory via an underground tunnel. There are visitor tours which last about 15 minutes.