Parking Madness Elite Eight: Rochester vs. Detroit

The last spot in the 2014 Parking Madness Final Four is at stake today, as Rochester faces off against Detroit.

The pictures of these two places, below, really speak for themselves. So without further ado, we’ll leave it up to you guys to tell us which city has the worst parking crater.

Here’s Rochester:

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This soulless, unlovable area, reports submitter Matthew Denker, used to be the town square for Rochester, where the annual Christmas tree was raised. That was before the Inner Loop freeway came along and decimated the place.

Can Detroit beat that?

Detroit Parking Crater

It appears even car owners find this area repellant. This parking crater borders I-75, visible in the top left corner. What a mess.

Give us your choice for worst parking crater below.

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Which city has the worst parking crater?

  • Rochester (58%, 301 Votes)
  • Detroit (49%, 251 Votes)

Total Voters: 517

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