Beehive Towers for Drones: This is what Amazon’s Drone Fulfillment Center Could Look Like
A rendering of Amazon’s beehive-style drone fulfillment center. Amazon Technologies Inc. is planning to take drone deliveries to the next level … an eye-catching conical level. The e-commerce giant filed for a patent to build multi-level beehive-shaped towers for drone distribution and fulfillment.
If approved, these towers would be built to support the distribution of products in densely populated cities by unmanned aerial vehicles, or simply put, drones. This would include creating takeoff and landing platforms for drones.
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Bruce A. Kahn, CCIM, CPM is a Managing Director of The Foundation Group Investment Real Estate Solutions, a full-service property management and brokerage company. He has earned the designation of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) issued by the CCIM Institute, and is a CPM (Certified Property Manager) with the IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management). For further information or for a property analysis, please contact him at 206-324-9424 or by email.
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