Dan Kodsi, the developer of PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter plans to make modifications to the rooftop design of the tower in order to accommodate 464 metres Skyport atop his new 60-story downtown Miami high-rise.
A veteran developer that masters in urban planning and has a background as a recreational pilot, Kodsi has built more than 6,000 units over the course of his 30-year career. Today, he is arranging his state-of-the-art future-forward residential tower to have the ability to turn its rooftop into a Skyport for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, also known as passenger drones or ‘flying cars’.
Located in the heart of Miami’s downtown, where an abundance of entertainment, art and fine-dining can be found, PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter residents could seamlessly ride a sleek glass elevator up to the tower’s private rooftop, where they could be picked up or dropped off by on-demand aircraft.
It’s just a quick ride away from Miami’s most exciting cultural and entertainment landmarks such as the Adrienne Arsht Center, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and more. Nearby the worldcenter also boasts the Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel and Expo and All Aboard Florida’s Miami Grand Central Station, which allow residents to transport to Orlando in three hours, along with connectivity to the Metro Mover and the Miami International Airport.
“The future of transportation is here within the next 10 to 15 years and urban aviation is closer to reality than you might expect. The flying vehicles will use airspace to alleviate transportation congestion and traffic on the ground for quicker daily commutes, and cleaner air around the world. These vehicles are more like a helicopter, but much quieter, run electronically and are environmentally friendly,” said Dan Kodsi.
Construction crews from CoastalTishman, the general contractor of this Miami Worldcenter project, have progressed vertical construction until the 47th floor. The completion is expected to be in spring 2019.