Under the Sun
12:52 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

A Garage That’s All Glam

“Eleven-Eleven” was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architectural firm that produced the “Birds Nest” stadium in Beijing, and is also behind the new Miami Art Museum.

Developer Robert Wennett wanted to build a garage that would challenge assumptions about what a garage can be, and he wanted to make money off restaurant and retail leases. But he also wanted to create a public space.

Click on the player at the top of this page to hear Ruth Morris’s story about the  parking garage  the The New Yorker called “almost noble.”

Songs heard in this piece: “If You Don’t Love Me” by Cleaveland Jones and “Cabaret” performed by Liza Minnelli.