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Singapore lets wealthy motorists live the high-life with a "sky garage"
We have all been there. You have just bought a brand spanking new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 but you live in a luxurious high-rise apartment in the heart of the city, meaning most of the time your new purchase is left stowed away in a basement carpark, unseen and unloved. It’s a classic dilemma.
Well, the Hamilton Scotts residential building in Singapore has a way to bring your Lamborgini into your living room, so you can gaze upon its loveliness from the comfort of your chaise lounge. It called the Sky Garage.
CNN reports that this building’s unique feature lets residents drive their cars into the basement and park it on a movable metal plate before entering a code that moves the car into an elevator shaft that brings it to one of 56 units across 36 floors - high-tech super villain style. The project’s director Calvin Sim Chen-Min explains:
“Basically the way we conceived the parking lot in the sky was that you would park your beloved toy ... and it (would) became part of the living room ensemble.”
The aim, he adds, is for the car to be a piece of furniture that from the living room you could admire like a piece of artwork.