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This Porsche building will house 2% of the world's billionaires
yahoo.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jennifer Karmon

Posted on 01/14/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by grundle

Porsche is really taking its game to the next level.

The 60-story Porsche Design Tower, now underway in Miami, will contain three elevators capable of taking residents and their cars to their multimillion-dollar condos dozens of stories up. The building has 284 parking spaces in its glass "sky garages," where the cars will be visible to owners from within their condos.

The amenity is so enticing that the building has managed to sign up 2 percent of the world's billionaires, according to the Atlantic Cities.

Not many units remain, a broker tells Yahoo, even though prices start at a heady $4 million and top out at a vertiginous $32.5 million for the "huge" penthouse.

Asked about the cars, the broker said: “Bentleys, Porsches, Ferraris, Rolls Royce -- so many cars I’m just amazed.” One resident is reportedly bringing with him a $25 million Ferrari.


(Excerpt) Read more at homes.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Florida
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1 posted on 01/14/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Those apartments have all the warmth of a hospital cafeteria.

With uglier and more uncomfortable furniture.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 7:13:38 PM PST by digger48
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To: grundle; GeronL

No bailout when it gets hit by a hurricane.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 7:14:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: digger48

Is there actually bedrock to anchor the building?

If not it sounds terribly biblical (building house on the sinking sands...)


4 posted on 01/14/2014 7:15:24 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: grundle
Miami, Florida = mosquitoes, flies and lots of other creepy crawlies, all year round.

They can have it.

5 posted on 01/14/2014 7:16:10 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: digger48

I was thinking the same thing except that the materials, particularly the interior window look like crap.

Not impressed with the interior design and have no interest in living in a ‘condo’ that costs more than a small island.

Condo: An apartment that you have to pay property tax and upkeep. IE: Housing for suckers!


6 posted on 01/14/2014 7:16:36 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: grundle

proving one again that there are a few people with FAR MORE money that sense!

the outside of the building looks like the preview of a soon to be abandoned office complex

the interiors DEAD COLD!


7 posted on 01/14/2014 7:16:40 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: grundle
Oh, I forgot: hurricanes too.

Lovely.

8 posted on 01/14/2014 7:17:02 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: grundle

Looks kinda like the sky towers from “Soylent Green”


9 posted on 01/14/2014 7:18:32 PM PST by struggle
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To: digger48

You’re right. The apartment looks like a corporate conference room.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 7:22:33 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: grundle

They should paint a big target on it


11 posted on 01/14/2014 7:25:25 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: digger48

But it would be a nice place to hang my Thomas KinKade collection


12 posted on 01/14/2014 7:27:17 PM PST by woofie
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To: grundle

If we had the flying cars that some are predicting you could really live like the Jetsons.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 7:28:45 PM PST by timeflies
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To: Jim from C-Town

Having visited relatives who lived in a Deerfield Beach condo (maybe 30 miles north of Miami) I can definitely say that area has a mildew problem. Unless they keep the A/C going all the time to dehumidify the quarters (and true, having gilded pockets, they might) anything plastic or leather will gather mildew like crazy.

That said, maybe I might spring for quarters that overlook the ocean like that anyhow. To me the ocean is relaxing and the smell is wonderful. And I wouldn’t need the opulence to enjoy that.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 7:30:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s all about the experience of being able to see your car right there from your residence. I think it is similar to the time back in the 1970s when bachelor pads had mirrors in the ceiling right above the bed.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 7:30:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: grundle

And, only minutes away from the nastiest ghettos in the nation

Do not understand the fascination folks have w Miami. There are much nicer places in FL that don’t reek of the 3d World


16 posted on 01/14/2014 7:31:11 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: GeronL

One of myriads for crazy terrorists... it’s a medium size wonder that we’ve had so few attacks, not so many.


17 posted on 01/14/2014 7:31:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well that does have the virtue of making it hard to steal. No guards need be hired!


18 posted on 01/14/2014 7:31:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: grundle

19 posted on 01/14/2014 7:33:12 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: grundle

I doubt rich Americans will flock to this place..... Look for South Americans to move in here. Miami likes to tout itself as the capital of Latin America. Partly true. Lots of business is done there


20 posted on 01/14/2014 7:33:57 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: MeshugeMikey

At that dollar level I’m sure they get to decorate it almost any way they like. Especially since it is condos, not apartments. Maybe the management would draw the line at a petting zoo of baby tigers, but seriously, interior design would be the smallest of my concerns if I had the wallet and the wish to go opulent.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 7:34:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: grundle

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan...

22 posted on 01/14/2014 7:34:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Black Agnes

It’s specifically designed to sink into the ground ahead of a hurricane to avoid the winds. There’s isn’t any real bedrock in Miami, so the self-retracting building concept will work real well. Getting it out of the sand and back up in the air, is another problem. But they’re working on it.

< /sarcasm>


23 posted on 01/14/2014 7:36:24 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They fight terrorists in the Middle East so that we can be as tastelessly vulgar as we desire!

Seriously. It’s doing SOME good to have them over there. It’s a humility lesson for terrorists, even if not making all that big a dent in the prospective terrorism candidates.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 7:36:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: grundle

This place is so white…
...Porsche owners won’t be able to find their nose candy!


25 posted on 01/14/2014 7:36:59 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: SeminoleCounty

Will it be required to have a certain percentage of Section 8 Housing?


26 posted on 01/14/2014 7:37:56 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The packed into a building with a bunch of other people isnt exactly to my liking.

this looks like the epitome of closely packed urbanity


27 posted on 01/14/2014 7:38:20 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Not worth it anymore, IMO. Bring them all home.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 7:38:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: carriage_hill

Towers near the beachfront are nothing new, right? I doubt that the architects would deliberately go chintzy on footing pilings. Or that city and state building codes would allow anything too foolish.

This is capitalism. And a grand capitalism it is. Please please sir, bring me as many zillionaires in my back yard as you can. Because then my business of selling deluxe widgets to zillionaires will take off like a rocket!


29 posted on 01/14/2014 7:39:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Black Agnes

>>Is there actually bedrock to anchor the building?

I was involved with a 15 story hotel project in Fort Lauderdale about 30 years ago as a young engineer. The structural engineer drove about a zillion piles that were 30’-40’ long. A typical column would get a 3x3 array of precast concrete and steel piles, that would get tied together at grade with a concrete pile cap, and then the building column would go up from there. The piles were basically about getting enough friction shear to support the building.

There’s no bedrock to be found.


30 posted on 01/14/2014 7:40:18 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MeshugeMikey

At that price tag I doubt it will be occupied by the tenement set, however. I’ve lived in many an apartment without feeling “overcrowded by humanity.”


31 posted on 01/14/2014 7:40:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: grundle

Cue the stills from “the Love Bug” of Herbie in his house....


32 posted on 01/14/2014 7:41:14 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: grundle
60 floors of residential high rise with gasoline engines on every floor: what could go wrong?

And all that glass! That's definitely the place to be, 45 floors up, to ride out a hurricane!

Housing for the witless.
33 posted on 01/14/2014 7:41:14 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: grundle

idiots


34 posted on 01/14/2014 7:41:29 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to give that an emphatic “maybe.”

Wars are messy, costly things. They also do make a point. I think it’s a drawback that we don’t have a conquest plan. Maybe the US should just sit tight until a situation does call for a conquest, then go conquer. After all, the third verse of the National Anthem doesn’t go, “Then police we must, when our cause it is just.”


35 posted on 01/14/2014 7:42:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: grundle
Cars do catch fire occasionally, which is why your house insurance is probably more if you have an attached garage. Assuming each car has 10 gal. that's nearly 3000 gallons of flammable liquid. In the building you're sleeping in. Not to mention the smell...

Wonder how long it takes for the elevator to get to the 60th floor?

36 posted on 01/14/2014 7:42:46 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Nepeta

Not all glass is garden variety window glass.


37 posted on 01/14/2014 7:43:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ZOOKER

Suitable architectural engineering would help mitigate the issue. The devil is in the details here.


38 posted on 01/14/2014 7:43:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: carriage_hill
It’s specifically designed to sink into the ground ahead of a hurricane to avoid the winds. There’s isn’t any real bedrock in Miami, so the self-retracting building concept will work real well. Getting it out of the sand and back up in the air, is another problem. But they’re working on it.

< /sarcasm>


Gerry Anderson had some buildings that did that in one of his weird puppet movies, the ones where each puppet had 6 interchangeable heads to show different expressions.
39 posted on 01/14/2014 7:44:00 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: HiTech RedNeck

To each his own. that’s what makes America such an exemplary place to live.


40 posted on 01/14/2014 7:44:05 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: grundle

There once was a name for this: conspicuous consumption.

Some people just want to flaunt their wealth. And I guess they’re entitled to. Still somewhat of a free country, I guess.


41 posted on 01/14/2014 7:44:09 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Nothing’s perfect, though bedrock would be preferable to sand. What kind of cataclysm would be needed to knock that hotel over?


42 posted on 01/14/2014 7:48:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Nepeta

These people won’t be living there 100% of the time. It’s just one of their crash pads.


43 posted on 01/14/2014 7:48:47 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: OldPossum

And/or, they like to entertain.


44 posted on 01/14/2014 7:48:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: FreedomPoster

So, post hurricane, it might resemble the leaning tower of SoFlo?

Coool.


45 posted on 01/14/2014 7:50:39 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Heh, heh.

Well maybe. Is it the tallest proposed tower the city has had?

One thing I could see this place becoming (if the condo terms allow) is a bunch of timeshares.


46 posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Black Agnes

Well, the structural guy on that particular project had just come from doing forensic work on the Mexico City earthquake. If I had to be in a coastal building during a hurricane, it would be that one. The thing felt hugely over-engineered on structure.


47 posted on 01/14/2014 8:12:24 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nepeta

I’ll have to Google that series; is it like “Chucky” with evil faces, large knives, blood and guts?

This series?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8A4fPH6gc


48 posted on 01/14/2014 8:50:23 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“It’s all about the experience of being able to see your car right there from your residence”

All one needs to do is grab some cement to make a parking space in front of the living room or bedroom window. =)


49 posted on 01/14/2014 10:08:37 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: HiTech RedNeck

a Sinking Hole?


50 posted on 01/14/2014 10:12:02 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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