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Old March 23rd, 2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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NEW YORK | The Big Bend | 1500+ft? | Pro



http://www.oiiostudio.com/#/thebigbend/

Proposed tower in Manhattan. Is this for real?
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 09:01 PM   #3
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Hell no. Just hell no!
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thank god this isn't a real proposal
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 10:09 PM   #5
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Wow, reminds me of this cancelled project in Bahrain. Is not the same of course...

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Old March 24th, 2017, 12:32 AM   #6
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beijing also cancelled an arch building
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:25 AM   #7
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NEW YORK | The Big Bend | 600m+ | 1968ft+ | Vision

Found this in a Dutch newspaper this morning.
Text is in Dutch, but anyway a futuristic tower...

http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/gigantis...york~ade803e9/

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http://www.oiiostudio.com/thebigbend/
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #8
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The name of this project sounds like someone pulling the plonker.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:39 AM   #9
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Someone did have a thread for it a while ago but was deleted ... anyways a very cool project more fit in Dubai I would say
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:42 AM   #10
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Personally, I do not take this "design" too serious.
Certainly not for NYC, for Dubai it could be an option as Gabriel writes..

I hope for some tough discussion about this one on the Forum...
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Old March 24th, 2017, 11:02 AM   #11
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Do build. I want to see this built. But refine the design better. It looks like a bending 432 Park Avenue.













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Old March 24th, 2017, 11:26 AM   #12
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someone got their calendar messed up big time

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Old March 24th, 2017, 12:03 PM   #13
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It reminds me of Clippy the paper clip, only 600 meters tall...
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Old March 24th, 2017, 04:53 PM   #14
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How would the elevators work there? No room for the shafts.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:56 PM   #15
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To copy and paste my post from another thread:

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Originally Posted by AP Design View Post
I wonder if there was any architectural idea about it? Or somebody just bent an arc, spat on it, rubbed, and said: "here be designs and dragons!"?
The architectural idea was browsing SkyscraperCity.com and finding a rejected old design for a tower in Shenzhen:

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-edit- Architectural idea notwithstanding, I think there's a solid BUSINESS idea behind it though, not a new one, but the same idea that's behind Burj Khalifa: Not make any money from the tower itself, but have a globally recognised icon absolutely everyone and his dog knows, thereby increasing the value of all the properties around it, and making a shitload of money with that.

Well, in principle, of course, in theory, in an imagined reality, because there's of course the big difference that around Burj Khalifa all the property is owned by the company that built the tower, therefore they make all the profit from the related sales in the surrounding buildings. Around "The Big Bend", all properties would be owned by a plethora of different companies or individuals, so the guys building the tower wouldn't really have too much of an opportunity to profit from the idea.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #16
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I propose naming it "The Inchworm"
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Old March 24th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #17
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click all four copies of this video for my thoughts on this thing




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Old March 24th, 2017, 07:59 PM   #18
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I think the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is sufficient enough for this country without the need for another.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 08:02 PM   #19
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That project is the worst thing I have seen in 2017 so far
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Old March 24th, 2017, 08:24 PM   #20
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I do hope this won't get real in NYC. how to ruin the charm of its amazing skyline. I don't want a giant paperclip in it




anyway I think it's time for a megatall in this city
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