Planned Car Elevator Preserves Historic Facade In Condo Conversion

A high-tech elevator for cars is being considered as a way to save space in a condo conversion planned in Charlotte, North Carolina. The elevator will also help preserve the historic building's facade.

"It's an innovative way to ensure privacy -- you stay in the car as you rise to your unit -- but it also saves space that would be chewed up by parking ramps."

"The developers of 20-story Encore, billed as 'showplace living at the Carolina Theatre,' plan to install car elevators along with passenger elevators to help preserve the 80-year-old theater at North Tryon and East Sixth streets."

"Carolina Theatre Preservation Society President Charlie Clayton is pleased with the redesign."

"'They've had me involved from the very beginning,' he said. 'I like the architecture. I like the way they incorporate the original facade and emphasize the marquee out front.'"

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