NYC unveils ‘longest building in the world’ project (pictures)


Oiio Studio has released its plan to build the world’s longest building, an astonishing skyscraper called “The Big Bend.”

The layout of the building shows its curvy structure that will have elevators that can move horizontally and in loops, according to the Daily Mail.

The design was inspired by Oiio Studio in order to work around New York City’s strict zoning laws.

The studio released the following statement:

“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.”

The state-of-the-art glass lined building will stretch 4,000 feet along 57th Street.

Courtesy: Oiio

Courtesy: Oiio

The team’s press release continued:

“What was once considered to be the greatest challenge in elevator history, is finally becoming reality: the elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally and in continuous loops.  The innovative track changing system allows for the horizontal connection of two shafts on the top and bottom to create a continuous loop.  The Big Bend can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan. We can now provide our structures with the measurements that will make them stand out without worrying about the limits of the sky.”

A time estimate for when Oiio plans to start the project was not given.

H/T: Daily Mail

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