New York is a city full of skyscrapers there’s only one way to make a fresh idea stand out. The Oiio Architecture Office has proposed the Big Bend concept building which will be an upside down U that forms the world’s longest continual building.
The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world, is 2,722 feet high. The Big Bend is planned to have a length of 4,000 feet, and that is the length, not the height. The skyscraper bends into a U to fold that length into a half.
The Big Bend will include large windows all along, even in the curvature. The building will stand straddling the historic buildings of New York. According to the initial drawing, the building will stand along 57th Street near Calvary Baptist Church and at the core of Billionaire’s Row.
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.
Now the question arises, how people will move around the building. Can we imagine bending elevators? The firm calls it “the greatest challenge in elevator history.” The drawings disclose an elevator design that will travel along the curvature of the building along a track changing system.
If this idea becomes a reality, as the renders looks spectacular and promising, New York will see the engineering marvel rise.