“The Big Bend” is the name of this new architectural piece of art. The guys from Oiio Studio made a project for the longest (4,000 foot-long) skyscraper planned on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row. The designer of the project is Ioannis Oiaonomou. He was inspired to create the U-shaped structure after learning that ThyssenKrupp company created an elevator that not only moves vertically, but also horizontally.
Andreas Schierenbeck (ThyssenKrupp CEO) states that the New York office workers spend altogether 16.6 years waiting for an elevator, and another six years of working time are spent inside the cabin. “Using no cables at all, a multi-level brake system, and inductive power transfers from shaft to cabin, MULTI requires smaller shafts than conventional elevators, and can increase a building’s usable area by up to 25%.”
“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,” Oiio Studio wrote on their official website about their plan to circumvent the laws by building long instead of tall.
The building will require an elevator system that can travel in loops and curves to scale its unique shape, which sounds somewhat like a rollercoaster. Living in a Six Flags, how does that sound?