Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio revealed a 688-foot tall sci-fi style skyscraper rendering on the Manhattan skyline.

The building is called the Sarcostyle Tower and its twisting, tube-like structures are inspired by biology. More specifically, the design is inspired by sarcomeres, which are units of striated muscle tissue.

The architecture firm described the building as “amorphous” and having a “transparent, ghostly stance in the city skyline.” There are currently no plans to construct the Sarcostyle Tower.

This architecture firm has a reputation for unique and outlandish building designs. In 2019, they presented an idea for a hotel that hangs off  the 1,982-foot-high Preikestolen cliff edge in Norway. The building would include a cantilevered glass-bottomed swimming pool that hovers over the Lysefjorden.

In the past few years, New York City has received other strange building designs. In 2017,  Oiio designed a building called ‘The Big Bend,’ described as the ‘longest building in the world’ and stretching 4,000ft in length. The drawings shows a building that reaches an apex and curves back down. The plan was to straddle Billionaire’s Row on 57th Street, and feature an elevator system that could travel in curves, horizontally and in loops.

Currently, the second tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere is being built on West 57th Street. It was designed by New York-based Shop Architects. The building is 91 stories and 1,420 feet high, reaching about a quarter of a mile into the sky. Condominiums inside the building cost $15.5 million and the penthouse is listed for $59 million.

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