Volvo of Oak Park Reveals Chicago's First Glass Tower of Cars

Volvo of Oak Park Reveals Chicago's First Glass Tower of Cars  
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on 12/18/2006

Source: Volvo Cars of North America

Last week, Chicago VIPs gathered at Volvo of Oak Park for a dazzling celebration to introduce the area's newest architectural landmark, visible from the Eisenhower Expressway. Spotlights lit up Chicago's first-ever tower of cars, a vertical showcase displaying seven Volvos in glass cases stacked on top of one another. One year ago, when faced with a growing business and shrinking amount of car display space, Volvo of Oak Park needed an innovative parking solution. Out of this challenge came Volvo's first-ever glass tower of cars. Inspiration for the innovative architectural landmark came from collaboration between Van Stokes, Sr. of Shanghai, China, who created a similar structure in Berlin, Germany and Errol Jay Kirsch's architecture firm in Oak Park.

"Not only does our new tower serve a functional, space-saving role for our dealership, it also brings a visually unique element to the Chicago suburbs," said Antonio Scalzo, Volvo of Oak Park president. "This tower solidifies Volvo of Oak Park as a cutting edge, standout car dealership in the area."

"The tower is a first in the nation, adding another level of differentiation from Volvo of Oak Park's innovative organization and enhancing the dealership's premier qualities," said Jeff Pugliese, vice president of Volvo's Midwestern region.

The evening event also celebrated Oak Park's arts emphasis with works by local artists and musical guests. Musical entertainment was provided by classical guitarist Goran Ivanovic and the Georgia Frances Dance Orchestra.

The view from the glass tower will change and stay fresh as new Volvo models are displayed and lighting reflects the changes in the season.

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