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Self Storage Industry Makes the Most of What There Is

by John Stevens January 24, 2012 5:50 PM
One of the life lessons that many people are taught as children are that you can’t always have it the way you want it (‘it’ being absolutely anything), and that sometimes you have to take what you have and just make the most of it. If recent history is any indication, that is a lesson that the self storage industry has learned pretty well. [More]

Self Storage Facility Being Built in Historic Denver Hangar

by Tony Gonzalez August 31, 2010 7:28 AM
Work has begun on a commercial development in Denver’s historic Hangar 2, at what used to be Lowry Air Force Base. Hangar 2, like its twin, Hangar 1, was built in the 1930s. After Lowry Air Force Base closed in 1994, the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum was developed in Hangar 1. Development in Hangar 2 is meant to provide funds to help pay for renovations to Wings Over the Rockies. The two hangars are adjacent to each other. After it is restored and renovated, Hangar 2 will include a self storage facility and several commercial businesses. [More]

The Ultimate Climate Controlled Storage: Salt Mines

by John Stevens April 28, 2010 1:28 PM
Manchester Central Library, in Manchester, England, has sent 1.5 million of its books into a deep underground storage unit, to wait there while the library undergoes renovations. The books represent about 22 miles of shelving, and are the rarest, oldest members of Manchester Central Library's collection. Some of the books date back to the 15th century. They are being stored in Deepstore, an underground specialist storage space maintained by the town of Winsford -- in its salt mine. [More]