An architecture firm has sparked some buzz with renderings of a building that would be the “world’s longest structure.”
The “Big Bend” from architecture firm Oiio would be 4,000 feet long and sit on Billionaire’s Row just below Central Park, according to the firm’s website.
“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?”
There’s no particular reason to believe this project could get built. Oiio is not working with a developer. Technologically it might be feasible. Might.
“The designer of the project, Ioannis Oiaonomou, was inspired to create the U-shaped structure after learning that a company created an elevator that not only moves vertically, but also horizontally,” according to CNN.
At least it would make for interesting shadows.
Images via Oiio.