“When you are alone, just look at the spaces between your fingers remember that in those spaces. You can see my fingers locked with forever.”
Unrequited Love - a Scene From Much Ado About Nothing by William Oliver
The only thing I can think of is “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”
The Michigan Theater is a former theater in Detroit, Michigan, USA, currently used as a parking structure. It was built in August 1926 by the architectural firm of Rapp & Rapp for Detroit philanthropist and movie theater owner John H. Kunsky. The theater’s construction cost $5 million (equivalent to $62 million in 2008). With a seating capacity of 4050, the concert hall/movie house was one of the largest in Michigan. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the theater changed ownership several times. It was subsequently used for various events: in the 1960s a closed-circuit television provided views of Red Wings ice hockey games for those who could not attend the actual event in nearby Olympia Stadium, and in the 1970s the theater was a nightclub and concert venue for rock bands.
After this period of closures and re-openings, the Michigan Theater was permanently closed and partially demolished in 1976. Due to problems with the structural integrity of adjoining office buildings, the main hall and lobby were gutted and converted into a parking structure. Ironically, the Michigan Theater is built on the site of the small garage where Henry Ford built his first automobile (the garage was transported brick by brick to The Henry Ford Museum in nearby Dearborn).
The 1929 Michigan Theater in Detroit now serves as a parking lot.
This is just so sad. Why?
(ETA: This is in no way an attack on Americans. I’m from the South and I was reading an article where they are working on trying to save an antebellum home that saw action during the Civil War. I’m not judging detroit or the people who live there. I’m blogging about the photography style called ruin porn)