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Detroit: a theatre turned into a parking garage

Arguably the world’s most magnificent parking garage, Detroit’s former Michigan Theatre must surely be the only Italian Renaissance-style car lot on the planet. When a decision was taken not to demolish the building after it was abandoned in the 1970s, an entrance hole was smashed through the wall allowing Detroiters to park their cars in the former auditorium. Ironically, the theatre was built on the site of Henry Ford’s first automobile workshop, and has in a way returned to its original use. http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011/04/michigan-theater-detroits-famous-renaissance-style-parking-garage/