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New York City Is About To Get The Most Beautiful Skyscraper On The Planet

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New York City Is About To Get The Most Beautiful Skyscraper On The Planet

New York City is home to some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Nestled in among the bustling metropolis you'll find the Empire State, Chrysler and Flatiron buildings. Plus that's before you've stepped foot in the likes of Madison Square Garden, 30 Rockfeller Plaza and 40 Wall Street.

But if design studio Oiio Studio get their way, New York City might soon be home to a new building to rival all others. The stunning structure known as 'The Big Bend' is tentatively scheduled to be erected on 57th street. Once completed it will easily rival the world's tallest building Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (2,717 ft).

"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. 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 Big Bend can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan. "

The u-shaped skyscraper is yet to have a construction date locked in, so it may be several years of planning, approvals and funding until it finally becomes in a reality. But in the meantime, here's a look at its remarkable design and positioning within the city's landscape.

The big question is, who's going to wind up living at the top?


On an entirely different tangent, make sure you also check out these Vintage Photographs Of Slum Life In 19th Century New York City

Via Oiio Studio

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