Have you seen the plans for New York’s U-Shaped skyscraper?

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Architecture
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(CNN) One architecture firm hopes to create the longest building in the world by bending a skyscraper in half.

The Big Bend is a curved, 4,000 foot-long skyscraper planned on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row. It’s the brainchild of Oiio Studio.

It’s no secret that there is a space issue in Manhattan. Architects build up because there is no room to build out.

“If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York, we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan,” reads the building proposal on Oiio’s website.

The designer of the project, Ioannis Oikonomou, was inspired to create the U-shaped structure after learning that a company created an elevator that not only moves vertically, but also horizontally.

What the hell, man? How does this work exactly? I’m confused. On one hand it looks cool as hell, on the other it freaks me out a little. On a related note, that thing looks like it could fall over in a stiff westerly breeze. Good God.

 
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