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57-Story Porsche Designed Highrise Features Car Elevator That Drops Both Car And Resident Off At Unit

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Note: Picture is of Volkswagen's 20-story robotic parking garage.

A $650-million, 57-story highrise designed by Porsche is going up in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida and will feature a robotic car elevator that takes condo owners directly to their door while still in the vehicle. That...sounds convenient. Convenient and terrifying. I guess that's the price you pay for not having to carry groceries. Carry groceries, LOL -- units are $9-million.

After the resident pulls over and switches off the engine, a robotic arm that works much like an automatic plank will scoop up the car and put it into the elevator. Once at the desired floor, the same robotic arm will park the car, leaving the resident nearly in front of his front door.


The glass elevators will give residents and their guests unparalleled views of the city or of the ocean during their high-speed ride, expected to last 45 to 90 seconds.

The 57-story luxury tower will have 132 units. Smaller units will be allocated two parking spaces and larger ones will have four, with 284 robotic parking spaces in total. There will be three elevators.

Residents will be able to see their cars from their living rooms.

Can you hear that? It's my Explorer crying because he'll never get to experience this. "He's not crying, he's leaking oil." Yeah I call that crying. "Well at least put a flattened piece of cardboard down." Tissues -- I call those tissues.

At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator home [miamiherald]

Thanks to daniel, who just lands his helicopter on the roof like a normal filthy rich person.

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  • Angila

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  • Erik

    Good idea but imagine this as a target for terrorism, using the cars as a chain and blow up the apartments at the same time. Perfect if you want large structural damage as well as high casualties. You simply do it at night when most people are home at sleep.

    With only one way down your screwed and cannot escape, even if there was an fire escape it would take some time to climb down all 57 floors. End result is over a billion in damage, depending on how expensive the cars are. Figure they would be pretty expensive considering the cost of living in such structure.

    I'm probably not the only one that had this idea!

  • Guest

    Car manufacturers are thinking of improving their facilities by creating this huge elevator. Given enough budget for this only means they have more than enough sales to spend on this high-cost elevator.

  • Most automobiles in use today are propelled by a internal combustion engine, fueled by deflagration of gasoline (also known as petrol) or diesel. Both fuels are known to cause air pollution and are also blamed for contributing to climate change and global warming.

  • Might seem pointless to point this out, but you spelt storey wrong. 

  • Guest

    Actually it's the correct spelling (http://oxforddictionaries.com/...

  • direct00

    Seems a little too much like the Matrix... for cars. Will they try to run your car for the electricity when you're not around? I'll take the Red Pill. www.justdownforme.com

  • So, when it 'fails' - ie. the robots revolt - you and your car can plummet to a firey death. Yay!

  • So they have robot valets now. How about a robot driver, just to top off that last little bit and completely remove the wealthy from reality?

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  • David Lerer

    4th!

  • Awesome picture, though!

  • rikster81

    stupid rich people....always making something so simple more stupid for themselves!!

  • dillerberry

    It will suck if you forget your keys or something in your car. Will only take 47893748932472 hours to get it from your car lol

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    Ehh... why?

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