The crew working on the building say, "New York city’s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks through 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? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?"
"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."
The designs were won in a bid to work around the challenges of New York’s zoning laws.
It had the structure imagined as straddling Billionaire’s Row on 57th Street.
The building will be stretched 4,000ft-long as a glass-lined tower.
An elevator that goes far beyond all current designs will be able to curve with the building.
The team said, "What was once considered to be the greatest challenge in elevator history, is finally becoming reality: the elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally and in continuous loops."
"The innovative track changing system allows for the horizontal connection of two shafts on the top and bottom to create a continuous loop."
The longest tower in the world starting to be known as, The Big Bend, would be double the height of the tallest addresses across the world at present if it was stretched out!
The crew said, "The Big Bend can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan. We can now provide our structures with the measurements that will make them stand out without worrying about the limits of the sky."
The team's press release said, "There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan. It is undeniable because it is made to be seen. 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."
It went onto say, "We have become familiar with building height measurements. We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by it’s price per square foot. It seems that a property’s height operates as a license for it to be expensive."
Lastly it said,"The Big Bend can become a modest architectural solution to the height limitations of Manhattan. We can now provide our structures with the measurements that will make them stand out without worrying about the limits of the sky."
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