In part, because of the origins of Motown in a domestic space, the Center is organized much like a large family house. The driveway is termed the Main Drag, a place like no other ever built and an homage to the role that cars played in Detroit’s culture. Covered by a cantilevered canopy, the Main Drag is the Center’s own street, which can be enclosed by a curtain of metallic mesh. A continuous glass front bends inwards towards the main door, which is flanked by a restaurant, cabaret, and club along with the Center’s bookstore. The vestibule—carpeted, upholstered and curtained—softly ramps down towards the lobby, a space domed by an irregular conical shape crowned with an elliptical skylight and leading to the Center Stage. This sequence of spaces creates a continuous public promenade that clearly structures the life of the building.