The Seattle Times: A robot will fetch owners’ cars under this Seattle condo tower

Under this Seattle condo tower, The Seattle Times reports that a robot will retrieve owners' cars.


In a demonstration, this car without the driver on board is lowered from a customer entrance to the second level of the parking garage at the Spire condominiums. From there, a robotic dolly moves the vehicle to a parking space. (Ellen M Banner / The Seattle Times)

By Mike Lindblom

Seattle Times staff reporter

Little did they know, when Arthur Denny, Carson Boren and Doc Maynard split Seattle into conflicting street grids in 1853, that future land barons would need robots to store carriages underground.

But that’s exactly how Spire, an upscale condominium tower, will solve a puzzle the settlers helped create at a small triangular lot where Wall Street, Sixth Avenue and Denny Way cross ancestral Duwamish tribe land. Read more…