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    Maybe it's my acrophobia, but this looks like a bad idea if the concept picture is what the final product will look like. First of all, there is about two feet between the back of your car and a potential 57-story fall to your death. With no railing or anything. What if you get home after some drinking and get a little disoriented? What if you have little kids?

    Is three elevators enough when people are all leaving the building on a typical work morning? What if the elevator column (single column supports three lifts) has a problem? Everybody takes a cab or a bus until it's fixed?

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




    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.

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    that would scare the shit out of me.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Picture is unrelated and doesn't match the description in the article.

    picture is from the VW car storage silo. PhotoBlog -
    also http://qbitmesra.blogspot.com/2010/0...rivia-302.html

    and exterior view http://www.rightdrive.ca/galleries/view/90

    people don't ride that
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    I just followed up Twitchie's links and the article where I got the story from. The article that I took it from (57-Story Porsche Designed Highrise Features Car Elevator That Drops Both Car And Resident Off At Unit | Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome) links the text with the photo.

    The photo, however, is not a concept photo of the high rise, but a photo of Volkswagen's storage facility in Ontario. So, I guess the author of the article presumed that the high rise's elevator and overall design would be based on the storage facility that Volkswagen put together. I hope not.

    Here's the actual concept photo, but it doesn't show what the inside will look like:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    but a photo of Volkswagen's storage facility in Ontario.
    Germany actually.
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    I can barely park in a normal parking lot without hitting something, so this wouldn't be good for me!
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    If you'd take me off ignore, you'd find out that it isn't going to look like the UNRELATED picture
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