The NYC architect firm, Oiio Architecture Studio, designed what it's calling the world's longest skyscraper -- a tall, dual-tower structure that connects at the very top. It makes an upside-down "U" shape.
The unconventional design would definitely be an eye-catcher.
"There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to literally stand out," company founder Ioannis Oikonomou said in a news release.
Oikonomou said instead of trying to bend the zoning rules to go for height, the prestige of the longest building could "become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan."
The firm is eyeing 57th Street, an area that's been nicknamed "Billionaire's Row."
** See renderings of the skyscraper in the photo gallery above **
From one side to the other, "The Big Bend" would measure 4,000 feet -- more than double the height of One World Trade Center, which stands at 1,792 feet.
Take a look at this comparison provided by the firm:
Oiio is touting new elevator technology that would make such a building possible. The company said there is now an elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally and in continuous loops.
Here's a realistic view of how the skyline would be changed:
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Remember, this is just a proposal. So no word yet if it will become a reality. What do you think? Tell us in the comment section below.
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