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The Most Beautiful Parking Garage in America

The Michigan Theatre parking garage built in 1925 by Rapp & Rapp architects once existed as Detroit’s most extravagant concert house. The theater closed in 1967 as a result of declining attendance, and in 1976 it was converted into a 3 story parking garage as it stands today. To preserve the structural integrity of an attached office building, it was necessary for the shell of the original building to stay intact. Today, remnants of the magnificent Neo-Classical architecture remain surrounding the space. Upon glazing at the ceiling you can just about make out the holes where decadent 10ft chandeliers once hung. The unexpected juxtaposition of the ornate, gilded details against the cement floor and surrounding brick walls make it truly visually extraordinary.

via The Coolist

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