Maybe the World’s Most Expensive Parking Lot (12 Photos)
This floating car park carries vehicles of 3,000 sailors. At a cost of about $4.5 billion this is probably the most expensive parking lot in the world.
What you see is the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a giant nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, covered in the vehicles of Navy Sailors and on its way in to Washington's Naval Base Kitsap during its homeport change for scheduled dock-planned incremental availability maintenance.
It may seem phenomenal, but this is actually a common occurrence for the Navy and a lot cheaper and easier than transporting the vehicles almost any other way. This does save the US Navy money.
The weight of one E-2C Hawkeye is approximately 43,000 pounds (19,504 kg), or about 12 cars, and a Nimitz-class carrier usually carries four of those.