The theater must have been absolutely gorgeous! The 1929 Michigan Theater in Detroit is now a parking lot - photo by Sean Hemmerle - OMG Fabulous concept. No trees were cut down to pave this Parking Lot. I can't speak for the Theater.
Downtown parking lots create a vicious cycle. When more parking was provided, more people drove. But parking does not lead to the economic vibrancy that is often promised. StreetFilms has released a short film on parking lots covering the topic.
A few nights ago we were in the studio parking lot downtown, listening to a strange, high-pitched call, trying to figure out what kind of bird it was, before we finally realized it was a pair of bats! They were circling over the buildings, and we caught quick glimpses as light hit them. So when I painted this the next day, it had to be a bat.
You have to be careful when parking your car in this parking lot in Dongzhong Street in downtown Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province. To ease the surrounding traffic, the city built a rooftop parking area where drivers can park their car free of charge. The parking lot allows for 400 cars.
New parking lot eyed for downtown Grand Rapids commuters