Giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for New York City
Manhattan is know for its jaw-dropping skyscrapers. One more skyscraper is going to be added in the account audit is going to be in 'U-shape'. With this building Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record.
Ioannis Oikonomou's firm O bio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the Big Bend. The aim is to create "world's longest building" whose total length will be approximately 4,000 feet.
The design looks like a super-tall, skinny skyscraper bent in half, to form what looks like the first drop of a roller coaster. From the sidewalk to the building's peak, it would stretch about 200 feet taller than One World Trade Centre, the largest tower in the city.
The residential building would be located on the southern border of Central Park, an area that's known as "Billionaire's Row" and contains many luxury skyscrapers.
Fo now, it is just a mere idea but Oiknonomou has sent the design to few developers and is currently seeking some investment. He is confident enough with the investment as the investors would do anything to get a better return from Big bend. In a huge skyscraper that doesn't take up much space, more people would pay mortgages or rent.
"The Big Bend has been created, among other things, in order to emphasise the fact that New York has become a giant hotel," Oikonomou says, referencing the recent trend of people buying condos without using them as primary residences. The Big Bend would " ensure maximum profit for its investors, even if its apartments are inhabited only for some days every year."