If all goes as planned, one of America’s most innovative residential structures, Porche Design Tower, will rise near Miami. The highrise on Sunny Isles Beach will live up to its name, with large elevators taking owners straight to their condos…as they sit in their cars.

Porsche Design Tower Building

Porsche Design Tower Building. Image via investinmiami.com.

The car elevator, profiled on Curbed Miami and Invest in Miami, is shown in the rendering below as a glass shaft. The lift was painstakingly designed by the building’s architects, Porche Design Group. Owners will have views of the city as they ascend.  Likewise, condo owners will be able to see their cars (hopefully Porche’s), from their living room windows.

Porche building

Porche Design Tower Building. Image via investinmiami.com.

The 57-story luxury tower is efficiently sited on only 2.2 acres of land. But what a site. The waterfront property has stellar views, especially from the higher floors. (The building will be the tallest oceanfront residential tower in the U.S., at 650 feet.)

Porche Building

Porche Design Tower Building. Image via investinmiami.com.


If tall towers continue to march up the coast from Miami’s South Beach, will the beach change from Tropical Paradise to Urban Oasis for some of the People?  Is that OK? What should cities do to protect access of all the people to our natural resources?

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