Miami Worldcenter Readies for Flying Cars
At PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter, the future is arriving sooner than most would have thought. Dan Kodsi is working to make the luxury high-rise compatible for passenger drones – a.k.a. flying cars. He’s modifying the rooftop’s design to fit a 5,000-square-foot skyport on top of the 60-story, 530-unit tower.
Residents would be able to land on top of the building in vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, enter Paramount through a sky lobby and ride down to their unit in a glass-enclosed elevator.
Kodsi got the idea for the futuristic amenity after reading about Uber Elevate, Uber Technologies’ planned VTOL ride-sharing network, which would begin in Dallas, Los Angeles and Dubai after 2020. The “flying car” space is still lacking regulation and air traffic control.
He expects it would be 10 to 15 years before flying cars reach Miami, long after the building is completed and the space is owned by the condo association.