NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A U-shaped building could someday transform Manhattan’s skyline.
Concept drawings for what’s being called “The Big Bend” were unveiled this week.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
“The Big Bend” would be double the height of the tallest addresses across the world if it was stretched out.
“New York city’s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which developers try to maximize their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure,” design studio Oiio said. “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.”READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
“The Big Bend can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan,” the studio added. “We can now provide our structures with the measurements that will make them stand out without worrying about the limits of the sky.”
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An elevator would travel in curves, horizontally and in continuous loops. A unique, track system would allow for a horizontal connection of two elevator shafts on the bottom and the top to create a continuous loop.