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m00
2013-12-16 03:15:47 PM  
Proof the economy has recovered!
 
2013-12-16 03:17:09 PM  
Well, this ought to make Romney a bit jealous.
 
2013-12-16 03:19:49 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, this ought to make Romney a bit jealous.


Elevator also accommodates dancing horses
 
2013-12-16 03:35:04 PM  

Tax Boy: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, this ought to make Romney a bit jealous.

Elevator also accommodates dancing horses


Well played!
 
2013-12-16 03:44:20 PM  
I too am very upset that rich people have nice things. It's not fair.
 
2013-12-16 03:47:33 PM  
If I lived there I would create Miami Vice fan fic and act it out in my condo.

"You going to deliver the shipment, Gonzalez?  Tino says you're good for it."

/sounds like miami vice dialog
 
2013-12-16 03:50:37 PM  
Sounds like rich people problems.
 
2013-12-16 03:51:09 PM  

js34603: I too am very upset that rich people have nice things. It's not fair.


I think you're actually the only one here.
 
2013-12-16 03:52:31 PM  

Rapmaster2000: If I lived there I would create Miami Vice fan fic and act it out in my condo.

"You going to deliver the shipment, Gonzalez?  Tino says you're good for it."

/sounds like miami vice dialog


the dialog isn't important as long as you say it while wearing the pastel jacket with the pastel t-shirt and shoes without socks and day or two unshaven look with sunglasses...  with a beach in the background somewhere... oh.. and guns...
 
2013-12-16 03:53:12 PM  
I wouldn't want my Ferrari near the street level people either
 
2013-12-16 03:56:07 PM  
Hold on, I have to wait for this car company ad before proceeding to the second car company ad.
 
2013-12-16 03:57:09 PM  
200 11th Avenue in Manhattan also has a car elevator and private garages at each apartment.
 
2013-12-16 03:57:12 PM  
Miami Vice referenced before Bueller? We need a Bueller remake so this kids understand. I mean if 21 JumpStreet can be done...
 
2013-12-16 03:59:12 PM  

elgrancerdo: Miami Vice referenced before Bueller? We need a Bueller remake so this kids understand. I mean if 21 JumpStreet can be done...


Bueller is in the headline.
 
2013-12-16 04:01:27 PM  
Sounds like a good idea to me.  I bet it's cheaper than building underground (in Miami this is a bad idea) or attached above ground parking and increases the value of the condos to boot.
 
2013-12-16 04:03:58 PM  
manilovefilms.com

Oblig.
 
2013-12-16 04:04:45 PM  

Sofa King Smart: Rapmaster2000: If I lived there I would create Miami Vice fan fic and act it out in my condo.

"You going to deliver the shipment, Gonzalez?  Tino says you're good for it."

/sounds like miami vice dialog

the dialog isn't important as long as you say it while wearing the pastel jacket with the pastel t-shirt and shoes without socks and day or two unshaven look with sunglasses...  with a beach in the background somewhere... oh.. and guns...


Sweet.
 
2013-12-16 04:04:46 PM  
Those look like huge, cold depressing condo units.
 
2013-12-16 04:11:57 PM  
Seems like a great idea. I wouldn't want anyones grubby hands on my '97 Mercury Sable.
 
2013-12-16 04:20:23 PM  

Egoy3k: Sounds like a good idea to me.  I bet it's cheaper than building underground (in Miami this is a bad idea) or attached above ground parking and increases the value of the condos to boot.


Yeah, it also gets rid of one of my pet peeves... When someone is so enamored with their car that they build their house around it and will never drive it.

I really have no problem with this, you own a car that nice, it would be awesome to be able to look at it from the rest of your pad.
 
2013-12-16 04:25:55 PM  
Eh, maybe if I owned the entire building, it might be alright.  Who wants to associate with millionaire riff-raff when you're a billionaire.  One of them might make eye contact with you in the lobby or something.  Ugh.
 
2013-12-16 04:26:16 PM  

Mikey1969: Egoy3k: Sounds like a good idea to me.  I bet it's cheaper than building underground (in Miami this is a bad idea) or attached above ground parking and increases the value of the condos to boot.

Yeah, it also gets rid of one of my pet peeves... When someone is so enamored with their car that they build their house around it and will never drive it.

I really have no problem with this, you own a car that nice, it would be awesome to be able to look at it from the rest of your pad.


Agreed. Many of the super high dollar cars aren't just for driving. They're works of art that can be driven.

This not only protects the vehicle by keeping it close, but also lets one appreciate the high dollar purchase. There's not that many people who can afford not just the vehicle for this kind of thing but also the condo but I can easily see why they'd be interested in it.
 
2013-12-16 04:28:31 PM  
As my dad (and others) would say - "Some people have more money than brains."
 
2013-12-16 04:29:47 PM  
Living in the same building as other people? Why...can't afford to buy your own high-rise? Poor people problems...
 
2013-12-16 04:30:24 PM  

GanjSmokr: As my dad (and others) would say - "Some people have more money than brains."


I prefer "More dollars than sense".
 
2013-12-16 04:32:32 PM  
This is actually what they have been doing for awhile in the richer cities in Asia

It kind of freaks you out to see a lambo go flying up 20 stories in a glass elevator...

And then you realize those people pay $60k just for a permit to buy the car
 
2013-12-16 04:39:37 PM  
From the pictures, it appears that you could ride up the car elevator and see into every condo along the way.

/so no privacy in your own living room then?
 
2013-12-16 04:40:15 PM  
I saw these things on Wheeler Dealers when Mike Brewer went to Japan:

www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org

Monthly parking in Tokyo costs between 40,000 - 80,000 JPY ($380 - $760 per month). And, apparently, you have to have proof that you have a parking space, or they won't let you buy a car.
 
2013-12-16 04:43:45 PM  
This isn't common, but it isn't anything new either.  There's at least one building in Chicago that was built with this feature back in the 1920's.
 
2013-12-16 04:53:34 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I saw these things on Wheeler Dealers when Mike Brewer went to Japan:

[www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org image 850x524]


I've seen those in Manhattan
 
2013-12-16 04:58:33 PM  
Damn!  It wasn't that long ago when the wealthiest person in Miami (Wackenut) lived in a house valued at a couple million.

Obviously, rich people need more financial assistance from folks living at the poverty level and below.
 
2013-12-16 05:31:45 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: GanjSmokr: As my dad (and others) would say - "Some people have more money than brains."

I prefer "More dollars than sense".


My dad was never fond of wordplay.
 
2013-12-16 05:32:03 PM  

waterrockets: js34603: I too am very upset that rich people have nice things. It's not fair.

I think you're actually the only one here.


Well, TFA leads with, "Today in douchey design:". Perhaps that was the referent?

All that glass and steel... It looks like a nice place to own for hosting parties, but I wouldn't want to live there.
 
2013-12-16 05:34:12 PM  

NobleHam: Those look like huge, cold depressing condo units.


That's what I got from them as well. German minimalist design on a grand scare. it's like Apple with 15 pieces of flair.
 
2013-12-16 05:35:30 PM  

hitmanric: Seems like a great idea. I wouldn't want anyones grubby hands on my '97 Mercury Sable.


oooh Sassy you!!

I'm ballin' in a 1993 Lexus GS300...


//biatches.
 
2013-12-16 05:35:57 PM  

MadMattressMack: NobleHam: Those look like huge, cold depressing condo units.

That's what I got from them as well. German minimalist design on a grand scare scale

  it's like Apple with 15 pieces of flair.

FTFM
 
2013-12-16 05:39:01 PM  
Great idea... until one catches fire in the elevator or in their "man cave" ....
 
2013-12-16 05:48:34 PM  
Miami luxury high rise has private car elevators so you can park your choice Ferrari in your condo's living room. Cameron's dad approves

Eh, what does Cameron's dad have to do with cars in living rooms?
 
2013-12-16 05:51:15 PM  
Well, just for that, just because rich wankers have a garage in the sky that's better than any hotel I've ever stayed in to park their gold-plated Lamborghinis after they've run over 4 pedestrians, I'm going to haul off and--not give three shiats and a piss about the Universe...naw, I'll just get stoned and laugh at the madness of it all, maybe tell Jehovah to go fark himself if the satanic coont is even listening, celebrate that I had a vasectomy and doing my small part to bring down the human farking race, not give a damn that I don't have a retirement fund because I could always mangle some motherfarker and get the proverbial three-hots-and-a-cot and full health insurance in old-farts' prison, knowing that we're all going to die in the end anyways and that the rich have more to lose, and that we're all going to the same abyss--and if we're not, if what Jeebus said is true, then all you triumphalistic bastards are gonna burn in Hell no matter whatever salvation-by-faith bullshiat you spew out--and realize that the cup of hot tea I have in the microwave, the bag of herb, the scuba-chick porn, and the downloaded Merrie Melodies cartoons I have are about the maximum amount of happiness anybody will really experience in this vale of tears, and that my life's actually been not too bad so far and that I'm more than 50% towards my dirt nap and maybe one of the frigid art biatches in my co-op might actually develop a sex drive, but it doesn't really matter if they don't, and knowing that there's a small chance you farkers might be watching me on cable TV sometime next year, but it doesn't really matter because this universe is a farking joke anyways and not worthy of a real damn from me...so there!
 
2013-12-16 06:05:40 PM  
As I was going over the far famed Kerry mountains,
I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was count'n.
I first produced me pistol, and then produced me rapier,
Saying stand and deliver for you are the bold deceiver.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny,
I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny.
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceave me,
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

I went up to me chamber all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and sure it was no wonder,
But Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with water,
And sent for Captain Farrel, to be ready for the slaughter.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

'Twas early in the morning before I rose to travel,
Up comes a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell;
I first produce my pistol, for she stole away my rapier
But I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

And if anyone can aid me, 'tis my brother in the army,
If I could learn his station in Cork or in Killarney.
And if he'd come and join me we'd go roving through Kilkenny,
I'm sure he'd treat me fairer than my own sporting Jenny.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

There's some takes delight in the carriages a rolling,
Some takes delight in the hurley or the bowlin'.
But I takes delight in the juice of the barley,
And courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar
 
2013-12-16 06:28:34 PM  

Psycat: Well, just for that, just because rich wankers have a garage in the sky that's better than any hotel I've ever stayed in to park their gold-plated Lamborghinis after they've run over 4 pedestrians, I'm going to haul off and--not give three shiats and a piss about the Universe...naw, I'll just get stoned and laugh at the madness of it all, maybe tell Jehovah to go fark himself if the satanic coont is even listening, celebrate that I had a vasectomy and doing my small part to bring down the human farking race, not give a damn that I don't have a retirement fund because I could always mangle some motherfarker and get the proverbial three-hots-and-a-cot and full health insurance in old-farts' prison, knowing that we're all going to die in the end anyways and that the rich have more to lose, and that we're all going to the same abyss--and if we're not, if what Jeebus said is true, then all you triumphalistic bastards are gonna burn in Hell no matter whatever salvation-by-faith bullshiat you spew out--and realize that the cup of hot tea I have in the microwave, the bag of herb, the scuba-chick porn, and the downloaded Merrie Melodies cartoons I have are about the maximum amount of happiness anybody will really experience in this vale of tears, and that my life's actually been not too bad so far and that I'm more than 50% towards my dirt nap and maybe one of the frigid art biatches in my co-op might actually develop a sex drive, but it doesn't really matter if they don't, and knowing that there's a small chance you farkers might be watching me on cable TV sometime next year, but it doesn't really matter because this universe is a farking joke anyways and not worthy of a real damn from me...so there!


Sounds like someone has a bad case of the Mondays.
 
2013-12-16 06:39:48 PM  
Cool things to do if you have billions of dollars:
1.  Fund research into aging.  Many scientists agree that we are only a few generations away from prolonging life indefinitely.  You could be the first immortal
2  Fark Paris - take a trip to the moon.  There are now people with more money than it cost for an Apollo moon shot.
3.  Buy a country and proclaim yourself king.  It's good to be king
4.  Pay the bar tab for the entire country on Superbowl Sunday (you might need to save more money for this one)
5.  Build a neighborhood of undesea condos.  Fresh sushi every night!

Dumb things to do if you have billions of dollars:
1.  Car elevator
 
2013-12-16 06:59:06 PM  

trippdogg: Dumb things to do if you have billions of dollars:
1. Car elevator


What are you suggesting...a car escalator?
 
2013-12-16 07:03:19 PM  

trappedspirit: Psycat: Well, just for that, just because rich wankers have a garage in the sky that's better than any hotel I've ever stayed in to park their gold-plated Lamborghinis after they've run over 4 pedestrians, I'm going to haul off and--not give three shiats and a piss about the Universe...naw, I'll just get stoned and laugh at the madness of it all, maybe tell Jehovah to go fark himself if the satanic coont is even listening, celebrate that I had a vasectomy and doing my small part to bring down the human farking race, not give a damn that I don't have a retirement fund because I could always mangle some motherfarker and get the proverbial three-hots-and-a-cot and full health insurance in old-farts' prison, knowing that we're all going to die in the end anyways and that the rich have more to lose, and that we're all going to the same abyss--and if we're not, if what Jeebus said is true, then all you triumphalistic bastards are gonna burn in Hell no matter whatever salvation-by-faith bullshiat you spew out--and realize that the cup of hot tea I have in the microwave, the bag of herb, the scuba-chick porn, and the downloaded Merrie Melodies cartoons I have are about the maximum amount of happiness anybody will really experience in this vale of tears, and that my life's actually been not too bad so far and that I'm more than 50% towards my dirt nap and maybe one of the frigid art biatches in my co-op might actually develop a sex drive, but it doesn't really matter if they don't, and knowing that there's a small chance you farkers might be watching me on cable TV sometime next year, but it doesn't really matter because this universe is a farking joke anyways and not worthy of a real damn from me...so there!

Sounds like someone has a bad case of the Mondays.


Naw, I have a good case of the Mondays--didn't have to go out to work some tiresome corporate-tool job, just stayed home watching the snow fly by my window and got blissfully wasted and instead of getting pissed at the Ethan Crotchfruits and Miami greedheads of the world, just realized that I'm pranking the system in my own weird way and realizing that class envy is just an awesome excuse/cop-out/whatever for getting a vasectomy and not giving a shiat if society goes down the tubes five minutes after I'm cold and buried because the world is silly and pointless and not worth getting upset over and it's really you breeders out there who should be worried, but luckily for you you're a bunch of Homer and Marges who are too clueless to care what kind of world your kid inherits, but you don't really care so why should I, and it's kinda fun writing these stream-of-consciousness semi-rants and right now I'm prolly going to head off for a nap and hope that the conversation I had earlier today with a producer might turn into something, but don't really care if it doesn't, and this Lindt chocolate with orange tastes pretty good, and whatever...I think the nap is going to win...
 
2013-12-16 07:36:51 PM  
Can't they just drive up a few floors of the parking garage like maniacs like the rest of the douchenozzles?
 
2013-12-16 07:50:38 PM  

Psycat: Naw, I have a good case of the Mondays--didn't have to go out to work some tiresome corporate-tool job, just stayed home watching the snow fly by my window and got blissfully wasted and instead of getting pissed at the Ethan Crotchfruits and Miami greedheads of the world, just realized that I'm pranking the system in my own weird way and realizing that class envy is just an awesome excuse/cop-out/whatever for getting a vasectomy and not giving a shiat if society goes down the tubes five minutes after I'm cold and buried because the world is silly and pointless and not worth getting upset over and it's really you breeders out there who should be worried, but luckily for you you're a bunch of Homer and Marges who are too clueless to care what kind of world your kid inherits, but you don't really care so why should I, and it's kinda fun writing these stream-of-consciousness semi-rants and right now I'm prolly going to head off for a nap and hope that the conversation I had earlier today with a producer might turn into something, but don't really care if it doesn't, and this Lindt chocolate with orange tastes pretty good, and whatever...I think the nap is going to win..


Contrary to popular belief, spawning fruit in no way extends one's stay upon this earth. It's not even a net positive in terms of influence on the next generation, as a childless person has more time and resources with which to teach, write, agitate, etc., if they choose to do so. Not sure why the condom-breakers of the world are obligated to be any more concerned with the progress of society than you are, but whatever. Incidentally, the "breeders'" retirement comfort hinges on instilling enough sentimentality in their kiddos to siphon a bed-and-pureed-dinner out of their grand-babies' education fund. Your three-hots-and-a-cot depend on the next generation in aggregate; as soon as they formally legislate not giving a shiat about others, your violent former potheads will be offered a much cheaper accommodations.

Congrats on the vasectomy though, really.
 
2013-12-16 07:53:20 PM  
I actually like modern minimalist design when it comes to interiors, but based on the pic given by Slate, this looks ugly as F--k.

Other than the fact that okay, the unit is in a high rise and you got that car elevator... in fact, it kind of looks like a single story warehouse converted to lofted apartment space or an office.  It's ugly.


www.slate.com

I mean don't get me wrong, I'd be happy to live there, but for the money - it should look nicer. But hey, I'm no 1%er, so what do I know?
 
2013-12-16 08:54:04 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: From the pictures, it appears that you could ride up the car elevator and see into every condo along the way.

/so no privacy in your own living room then?


That's what I was wondering, too. Who wants to hear their 49 neighbors' car elevators running at ridiculous hours and cruising by your windows?

Are they trying to imply that each apartment has its own private elevator? 60 floors x 2 to 4 "sky garages" = a whole lot of real estate.

And then what about the joker who passes out while the car is idling and asphyxiates himself?
 
2013-12-16 09:07:04 PM  
It's not a bad idea. Would be really nice to live in a high-rise but still be right next door to your personal garage. Great for DYI mechanics, and for anyone else that wants to just walk out of their bedroom into their car and drive to work.
 
2013-12-16 10:56:28 PM  

mizchief: It's not a bad idea. Would be really nice to live in a high-rise but still be right next door to your personal garage. Great for DYI

billionaire mechanics fetishists, and for anyone else that wants to just who will blearily walk out of their bedroom into their car and drive to work, forgetting that they're on the 49th floor.
 
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