jueves, 14 de junio de 2012

ingraham parking garage

address: 225 southeast 2nd avenue, miami, united states
architects: steward and skinner associates
date: 1950

In a portent of the ascent of the private automobile in the decades after World War II, the Ingraham Parking Garage, built to serve the 1920s Ingraham Building, was one of the first major buildings built Downtown after the war. Typical of some early postwar commercial buildings, its ribbons of concrete and stucco reference the Streamline Moderne style popular in the 1930s. Though it is most prominent facing Second Street and the corner of Second Avenue, note its marquee signace facing SE Third Street.

As cars became an increasingly important fact of urban life in postwar America, Downtown office building sought to adapt. The resulting boom in urban parking garages produced functional structures that fit into constrained Downtown sites. Although less innovative than some of its contemporaries, the Ingraham Garage is, along with the A. I. DuPont Building Garage, one of the last of the early multileved garages Downtown.

Allan T. Shulman, Randall C. Robinson Jr., James F. Donnelly

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