Detroit’s early 20th-century buildings were astonishingly grand – now they’re being destroyed. Philip Jarmain captured their fading glamour.
Michigan Theatre, 2013. Architects: Rapp and Rapp. Built: 1926. Michigan Theatre is widely known for its haunting mutilation. From elegant auditorium to decrepit parking garage, this historic landmark went through its share of transformations. From the beginning, the site of the future theatre had automotive history attached to it. In a brick shed on this same land in 1886, Henry Ford completed his first experimental vehicle, known as the quadricycle... [+]