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NYC’s Newest Proposed Skyscraper, “The Big Bend,” A Work Of Genius Or A Hideous Mess?

By Rob Grams

NYC’s Newest Proposed Skyscraper, “The Big Bend,” A Work Of Genius Or A Hideous Mess?

NYC’s Skyline is ever evolving. As architects fight over which will be the next iconic NYC building, many believe they have just “Jumped the Shark” with the “the big bend,” a building that, if accepted, would become the world’s longest.

We always try to keep you apprised of changes to our classic skyline, so when we saw there was a plan to add what looks like a gigantic horse-shoe to the worlds most recognizable city, well, we just had to share.

There seems to be a trend among architects to build slender tall skyscrapers in NYC, this can be clearly seen by recent proposed editions to our cities giant buildings, Looking at them we often think, “how tall and skinny can they get before they collapse like a slinky spring?” …apparently we weren’t the only ones following that line of thought.

Oiio, an architecture studio based in New York and Athens, have proposed a building that would substitute height for length, resulting in a design they call “The Big Bend.” The building is a cross between a giant archway and super skinny skyscraper.

It may look like one half of a McDonald’s marketing campaign, but this building would hold the record of the world’s “longest” building.

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The building would live on 57th Street, (south of Central Park) what do you think of the design? Make your voice heard below and check out some of the concept images at the bottom of this post.

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