Skip to comments.This Porsche building will house 2% of the world's billionaires
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 Im just amazed. One resident is reportedly bringing with him a $25 million Ferrari.
(Excerpt) Read more at homes.yahoo.com ...
Those apartments have all the warmth of a hospital cafeteria.
With uglier and more uncomfortable furniture.
No bailout when it gets hit by a hurricane.
Is there actually bedrock to anchor the building?
If not it sounds terribly biblical (building house on the sinking sands...)
They can have it.
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!
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!
Looks kinda like the sky towers from “Soylent Green”
You’re right. The apartment looks like a corporate conference room.
They should paint a big target on it
But it would be a nice place to hang my Thomas KinKade collection
If we had the flying cars that some are predicting you could really live like the Jetsons.
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.
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.
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
One of myriads for crazy terrorists... it’s a medium size wonder that we’ve had so few attacks, not so many.
Well that does have the virtue of making it hard to steal. No guards need be hired!
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
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.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan...
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.
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.
This place is so white
...Porsche owners won’t be able to find their nose candy!
Will it be required to have a certain percentage of Section 8 Housing?
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
Not worth it anymore, IMO. Bring them all home.
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!
>>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.
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.”
Cue the stills from “the Love Bug” of Herbie in his house....
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.”
Wonder how long it takes for the elevator to get to the 60th floor?
Not all glass is garden variety window glass.
Suitable architectural engineering would help mitigate the issue. The devil is in the details here.
To each his own. that’s what makes America such an exemplary place to live.
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.
Nothing’s perfect, though bedrock would be preferable to sand. What kind of cataclysm would be needed to knock that hotel over?
These people won’t be living there 100% of the time. It’s just one of their crash pads.
And/or, they like to entertain.
So, post hurricane, it might resemble the leaning tower of SoFlo?
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.
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.
I’ll have to Google that series; is it like “Chucky” with evil faces, large knives, blood and guts?
“Its 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. =)
a Sinking Hole?