The Big Bend Concept – NYC.

Given all of the nasty weather, and virtual reminders of it all over our phones, and ‘cabin fever’ happening in Columbia, I thought I’d take a break from it for a few minutes.

Some time ago I came across something pretty cool (IMO), that I’m not sure many folks have seen yet. That said, check out “The Big Bend,” designed by Oiio Studios. At present, this concept would be a part of “Billionaire’s Row,” overlooking Central Park in New York City.

Turns out New York City’s zoning laws make it impossible to have the world’s tallest building, which, at present, is in Dubai. Focusing on length rather than height, at 4,000 feet, The Big Bend would stretch far longer than Burj Khalifa’s 2,722 feet.

“What if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?” designers at Oiio thought. “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.”

I’ve read and heard it looks like a roller coaster ride, tuning fork, and a croquet wicket. I get all of these visions.

My personal opinion; It seems to be living on a safety edge, but other than that it’s global game changing, iconically and eye poppingly awesome.

Franklin Jones

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