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New York City: U-Shaped Skyscraper

Posted: 23 Mar 2017 16:15
by Tnexster
New U-Shaped Skyscraper in NYC Could Become World’s Longest Building

https://futurism.com/new-u-shaped-skysc ... -building/

Apart from being a novel addition to Manhattan’s impressive skyline, the structure — dubbed The Beg Bend — could essentially become a viable architectural solution that addresses the height limitations of buildings in the city. It could even be an answer to the city’s expensive housing — giving the building the prestige of a high-rise while maximizing the limited space.

In renderings, the building is shown to be a 4,000-foot-long, glass-lined tower. It will also come equipped with an elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally, and in continuous loops.

Re: New York City: U-Shaped Skyscraper

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 09:50
by muncien
Wow... It'll take some resourceful engineering to mitigate the wind challenges with such a shape.

Re: New York City: U-Shaped Skyscraper

Posted: 09 Mar 2018 11:58
by I45Tex
If you are interested in U-shaped skyscrapers, you'll probably be interested by this:

http://www.ctbuh.org/TallBuildings/Acad ... fault.aspx