City skylines across the country have unique and distinct touches. Some are based on function, some on performance and some just the architect's unique flair. This building goes beyond it all. Not only does it create a unique addition to the world's most famous skylines, its design was inspired by code limitations.

A Greek-born architect has an answer for New York City condo developers hungry for more height: The Big Bend.

Ioannis Oikonomou, architect and founder of Oiio Studio, says go “long instead of tall" in Manhattan. Oiio Studio recently released a vision for a U-shaped building that could attract big money without buying too much air. The Big Bend would be a skinny, curved structure running 4,000-feet-long on Billionaire's Row.

“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 says on its website. “The longest building in the world.”

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