Created by a colorful Miami developer and a world-renowned architecture firm, it appears to be an entirely new form: a piece of carchitecture that resembles a gigantic loft apartment, with exaggerated ceiling heights, wide-open 360-degree views and no exterior walls. The structure, 1111 Lincoln Road, is so distinctive that Ms. Johnson put its image on her 230 wedding invitations.
1111 Lincoln Road Parking Garage – $65 million
The top floor, offering stunning city and ocean views, hosts weddings and yoga classes. Above that is the owner’s private penthouse apartment. The floors below showcase Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Bentleys. Welcome to Miami’s new $65 million public parking garage.
That eye-catching new building in Miami Beach is not an avant garde hotel but a unique twist on the utilitarian parking garage, with retail on the first floor. Officially known as 1111 Lincoln Road, the garage designed by the Swiss architectural firm of Herzog & de Meuron has seven exposed concrete slabs supported – at first glance rather perilously – by tilted concrete columns. The structure rises 125 feet from its ground-floor retail to a 5,200 SF penthouse with a sloping terrace. The building was developed by Robert Wennett, who says that the geometrical dimension makes it seem like minimalist art. “The idea was it should not look or feel like a garage,” Wennett said.