Folks who live in really big cities because they *want* to live there are, in my opinion, kind of weird. But I can sort of see the appeal of being able to walk to trendy shops and restaurants, and particularly being able to make it to the office without driving. I can understand how that would be attractive, and if I didn’t prefer having a bit more space and privacy, I could even see living in an urban core.
But what is a self-respecting New Yorker to do if they want to live in the Big Apple and still have the convenience of parking their car right outside the door? The answer, of course, is an elevator for your car.
I’m fully aware that parking elevators are not new. But the particular excess here is that each apartment has a private parking garage on the same level as the apartment itself. If your $10 million dollar condo is on the 12th floor, your parking spot is too- right outside the door. And you have an elevator right there to take your lovely automobile down to the ground level.
I can just imagine the fun at 7:00 am, waiting for the car elevator to become available, knowing that the millions you spent on your 1200 square foot condo could have bought you a veritable mansion with a four car garage in any normal community. But hey, its New York, baby!
[tags]new york, condo, urban, car elevator[/tags]