Circular Driveway

Circular Driveway

 

(in Russian, pandus; from the French pente douce,”gentle slope”), a rectilinear or curvilinear inclined ramp for carriages or motor vehicles that leads to a building whose main entrance is above the ground floor. Such a driveway enables vehicles to drive up to the upper floors. In some cases, a circular driveway takes the place of both interior and exterior stairs. In the 20th century, such driveways have been constructed for public and industrial buildings, transportation stations, garages, and underpasses.

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The 12-story plus penthouse office buildings total 549,940 rentable square feet and include an adjacent six-story above ground parking garage, a retail arcade, a circular driveway plaza, and a three-story granite atrium lobby.
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Full-time doorman and concierge, garage, gym, children's playroom, and tennis courts, and circular driveway.
The four brick buildings encircle a central core with a circular driveway and parking in between.
built in 1974 on a plot of 22,500 SF, is a unique New York City office building, having a circular driveway through the block entry from two streets.
Beautiful grounds, a sweeping circular driveway and majestic portico with 30-foot Corinthian columns create a spectacular entrance to welcome and invite visitors.
Video crews may park in the circular driveway in front of the building.
The wind was blowing wet leaves onto the windshield when the circular driveway appeared.