Finding a parking space near your front door will no longer be a worry for anyone lucky enough to live in the new, 57 story Porsche Design Tower condo planned for Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
Instead you'll pull into your designated space, turn off your engine, sit back and enjoy the oceanfront view as you are escalated in a glass elevator to the front door of your apartment.
The 'Jetson-esque' luxury tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as part of a $560 million project between Germany's Porsche Design Group and a local developer, Gil Dezer.
It is the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that will take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars.
You don't have to leave your car until you are in front of your apartment says Juergen Gessler, CEO of Porsche Design Group.
After you pull into the building and switch off the engine, a robotic arm that works like an automatic plank will scoop up you and your car and put it into the elevator.
Once at the desired floor, the same robotic arm will park the car, leaving you in front of your 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.
'What this is really doing is taking two technologies that have existed for centuries and putting them together,' said Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Properties. It's taking the robotic arm and it's putting it in an elevator.
The building, named the 'Porsche Design Tower', was approved unanimously by the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission.
The luxury building will be constructed on 2.2 acres of land on Collins Avenue at approximately 185th Street.
It will have 132 units, with smaller units being allocated two parking spaces and the larger ones, four, and 284 robotic parking spaces in total accessible via three elevators.
Residents will be able to see their cars from their living rooms. People with fancy cars and antiques, will actually have a really nice view of them right from the unit, said Dezer.
Units will range from 3,800 to 9,500 square feet and are expected to cost up to $9 million each.
Dezer hopes other buildings in the U.S will follow the Porsche Design Tower model. But this will be the first and last one to be built in South Florida. The tower is going to change the skyline of Sunny Isles Beach, Dezer said.
This is something Floridians should be proud to have in their state.
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