Incredible U-Shaped NYC Skyscraper Is Unveiled

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Instagram account, @archilovers writes: 

What if our buildings were long instead of tall? U-shaped is the new black! #NewYorkCity: Oiio studio has unveiled the project for a curved #skyscraper named 'The Big Bend', on 57th Street.

Can you just IMAGINE what the elevators might be like for a building designed like this? 

What if our buildings were long instead of tall? U-shaped is the new black! #NewYorkCity: Oiio studio has unveiled the project for a curved #skyscraper named 'The Big Bend', on 57th Street. http://bit.ly/2nH0Fu6 #archilovers

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From The Daily Mail: 

‘New York city’s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks through which developers try to maximise their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure. But what if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?

‘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. The longest building in the world.’

Coming soon in 5 years: "The Big Bend" ICYMI: A New York architect has proposed a design for the longest building in the world. #TheBigBend #newyorkarchitect #nyc🗽 #nycbuildings #bigbend

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What do you think of this design? 

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