NYC Architecture Studio Imagines ‘World's Longest Skyscraper' in Midtown
An architecture studio has presented a striking U-shaped building for midtown Manhattan. Oiio Studio, based in New York City and Greece, has posted renderings of the building, dubbed “The Big Bend,” to its website. “What if we substituted height with length?” the tongue-in-cheek post reads. Oiio introduces the building as a reaction to the city's developers building further upwards in the pursuit of prestige. There’s little chance such a building will come to fruition, and architects at the studio are “well-known for designing subversive proposals to stir discourse among the profession,” according to Architizer. Still, renderings of the building offer an interesting take on how developers may follow lofty buildings like 432 Park Ave. and 111 W. 57th St. as they look to set new records and bring attention to their ambitious, if impractical, projects.