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Michigan Opera Theatre Parking Center
Detroit, Michigan

The seven level, two module 782 space Detroit Opera House Parking Center garage is in a neoclassical style suggestive of the original architecture of the Detroit Opera House it was built to serve. It is part of a growing revitalization to the urban landscape of the city. The parking center also contains an office that houses the parking management and valet staff along with a security center for the entire Opera House complex. Additionally, a retail building forms part of the structure, providing for an attractive mixed-use component.

The base precast panels at the ground floor perimeter have strong rustications that mimic quarried stone work, and the horizontal wall panels have integral cast fluted pilasters with openings that render a "window" look of a more traditional building. These features, along with the use of decorative precast medallions that duplicate the visage of a "theatrical character", help identify the parking structure as a component of the Detroit Opera House through its architecture.

"It is the bold features of this project that made precast the construction material of choice." Patrick Hager, Architect

(586) 294-6430

Precaster: National Precast Inc.
Architect & Engineer: Rich & Associates Inc.


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