The Big Bend: New York’s astonishing U-shaped skyscraper

New York’s newest and biggest skyscraper has been unveiled – and it is breathtaking!

Plans for New York’s new U-shaped skyscraper, titled The Big Bend, have been revealed this week. Designed by an ambiguous architecture firm in Ohio, the bold structure will be built long rather than tall, and will reign as the longest building in the world.

Measuring 4000 feet (1.22 kilometres), the building is a slender, futuristic design, and is believed to feature an elevator system that travels in loops, moving both vertically and horizontally.

If the build is carried out successfully, the striking skyscraper will overlook Central Park and outshine Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and New York’s One World Trade Centre in length.

Although the building is incredibly striking, its unique U-shape and curvature is not solely for aesthetics. The design studio explains that the monument is designed to evade New York’s strict zoning laws: “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 completion date and planning permission is yet to be confirmed, but one thing’s for sure, like all iconic man-made wonders, it’s undoubtedly set to polarise people.

Image source: Pinterest.

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