The Top 10 reasons why everyone wants to make American Copper home.
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No. 10
JDS + SHoP
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Collaboration
to create
excellence.
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JDS Development Group 111 west 57th street project
Reinvent. Redefine.
Repeat.
 
Master Planning.

BUILDER

JDS Development Group is a real estate development, construction, and acquisition firm raising the bar of residential, hospitality, and mixed-use projects in New York City and Miami. JDS has more than seven million square feet of property in various stages of development, including the record-setting Walker Tower and Stella Tower, American Copper Buildings, 111 West 57th Street and The Fitzroy, JDS’s goal is to redefine what it means to be a real estate developer in the twenty-first century. The firm is dedicated to pushing design boundaries and aligning incentives to leave the urban landscape better served by its buildings.

DESIGNER

SHoP is an award-winning architecture firm with a staff of over 180 talented architects, designers and engineers. Since 1996, SHoP has harnessed the power of diverse expertise in the design of buildings and environments that improve the quality of public life. An inclusive, open-minded process allows SHoP to effectively address a broad range of issues in its work: from novel programmatic concepts, to next-generation fabrication and delivery techniques, to beautifully crafted spaces that precisely suit their functions. Twenty years ago, the principals set out to prove that intelligent, evocative architecture can be made with real-world constraints. Today the firm is realizing that promise in innovative buildings around the world.

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No. 9
Unique Everything
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Each floor plan is
unique, from
studios, 1, 2, 3
to dreamhouses.
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Custom Kitchens.
Miele appliances including
speed oven, custom island,
custom light fixtures,
statuary marble countertops
and backsplashes.

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Custom Baths.
Rain showerhead and
handshower, crocodile marble
slab accent shower wall,
black pearl stone floor tile,
and custom light sconce with
antique brass detailing.
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No. 8
Fit Focused
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Workout,
climb, run...
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breathe, soak,
plunge, relax.
  • Dynamic-energy studio
  • 75' skybridge lap pool
  • Whirlpool hot tub
  • Turkish-style marble hammam with plunge pool
  • Double-height fitness center with wall overlooking city skyline
  • Yoga and Pilates studio
  • Private spa and treatment rooms
  • Juice & health bar
  • Personalized training services offered
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No. 7
Designed with
Living Finishes
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4,250,000 pounds
of raw copper…
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that's a lot
of pennies.
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A new landmark.
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No. 6
This is
Waterfront Property
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It's easy.
It's breezy.
It's urban.
It's coastal.
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American Copper
is positioned at
the center of
The Urban Coast,
New York’s most connected
waterfront neighborhood,
where Manhattan, Brooklyn and
Queens meet at the East River.
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The Plaza.
A landscaped garden
designed by Scape connects
past to present, and private
to public.
 
Natural Evolution.
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No. 5
Uber engineered, kinky!
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A canted angle
of 4° gives the
buildings its extreme
appearance…
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and maximizes views…
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through floor-to-ceiling
windows and window walls.
 
On the face of it.
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No. 4
American Copper
Perks
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Superb services…
24 hour doorman
and concierge
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Modern
convenience…

we have an
app for that.
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Oh, and Parking!
On-site, underground
parking and valet.
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No. 3
Insane Views
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Breakfast with the
Empire State.
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With extra room
at the top, for a
morning dip…
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…or a nightcap.
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No. 2
It's the new skyline
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A New New York!
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The future is here!
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Sorry, it's not for sale.
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No. 1
Oh, and an amenity filled
Two Story Skybridge
300 feet in the air.
75’ LAP POOL HOT TUB LOUNGE & BAR PRIVATE TERRACES CHILDREN’SPLAYROOM CHEF’S CATERINGKITCHEN OPENSTUDIO CARDIOSTUDIO COPPERTONEFITNESS YOGA STUDIO JUICE BAR TREATMENT ROOMS HAMMAM
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Skybridge
Lounge & Bar
29th Floor
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Skybridge
75' Lap Pool
28th Floor
Still not convinced?
For the next 90 reasons,
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THE HOTTEST NEW AMENITY OFFERS A REJUVENATING SWIM

Mansion Global
March 22, 2017

The first major skybridge built in New York in nearly 80 years is the one that connects the East and West Tower of the American Copper Buildings, a new residential community by the East River. Packed with amenities such as a fitness center, Hammam, juice bar, lap pool, and resident lounge, the skybridge will offer residents the ultimate lifestyle package.

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THE COPPER BUILDINGS

Architect’s Guide to Glass and Metal
February, 2017

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects have collaborated to bring one of the most exciting and innovative new residential developments in Manhattan. The buildings’ silhouette bends away from each other like two dancers in the middle of a twirl. These two striking towers are connected by an impressive three-story skybridge that houses exceptional amenities for residents, including a lap pool, fitness center, spa, and lounge.

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BUILDING TO THE SKY, WITH A PLAN FOR RISING WATERS

The New York Times
January 26, 2016

The American Copper Buildings, by JDS Development Group and  SHoP Architects, perfectly balance style and resilience, reflected in their structure that is designed to resist extreme weather conditions. The towers are equipped with numerous safety precautions that will enable residents to continue their day to day activities in the event of severe weather. The buildings’ generators will allow elevators and water pumps to stay operational, maintain lighting in shared areas, and allow the refrigerator and one outlet in each residence to function. Additional safety measures include, sub-basement drainage systems, stone walls that are water-repellent, and mechanical equipment housed above flood level.

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FIRST LOOK: AMERICAN COPPER BUILDINGS

Surface
December 8, 2016

American Copper Buildings by JDS Development Group are raising the bar for luxury rental apartments in the Kips Bay and Murray Hill neighborhood. Designed by SHoP Architects, the dancing towers are clad in over 4 million pounds of copper, and features a dramatic canted design. American Copper houses 761 apartments with spectacular east river and Empire State views. The impressive amenities package include a 75′ lap pool, marble hammam, fitness center, juice bar, lounge, and a chef’s catering kitchen, many of which are housed in the building’s iconic multilevel skybridge.

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A PENTHOUSE FOR EVERYONE: DEVELOPERS RESERVE TOP FLOORS FOR SHARED AMENITIES

The Wall Street Journal
December 4, 2015

Leading real estate developers all over the nation are allotting the highest floors of their new towers to shared amenities rather than crafting traditional and exclusive penthouse residences. JDS Development has decided to utilize the top of one of its two copper-clad residential towers at 626 First Avenue to house many of these shared luxuries. While the roof of the East tower will feature a pool and bar as well as grills and cabanas, the skybridge linking the two towers will boast an indoor lap pool, a Turkish bath, and spa rooms.

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Shop Architects Design Congruent American Copper Residential Towers In New York City

Interior Design
August 2016

The American Copper Buildings, a dynamic collaboration between JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects, are distinguished by not only the beautiful copper clad facade, but the iconic skybridge that connects the two towers. The interiors of the American Copper Buildings have finally been revealed. Every residence includes floor to ceiling windows, Miele appliances, oak floors, and high-end finishes. The development also features a luxurious amenity package including an indoor lap pool and lounge in the skybridge, a rooftop deck and infinity pool, fitness center, and Hammam.

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Living Large, Mammoth Rental Buildings with hundreds of Units rise across NYC

New York Post
July 14, 2016

New York City’s residential buildings keep getting bigger and better. Since 2008, the twin tops of the 1,359 unit Silver Towers rental have made their mark on the sky above midtown and the jumbo-sized Linc LIC in Queens leased out its 709 apartments two years ago. The American Copper Buildings, which are located at 626 First Avenue in Murray Hill, will consist of 761 luxury residential units housed in two swooping towers that are linked by a skybridge.

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Glyph Notes

Metropolis
July 2016

New York City’s most recent architectural renaissance is once again catering to those who enjoy it most: not tourists or historians, but those who call these dynamic buildings home. Top real estate developer JDS Development has been the driving force behind the expansion of the luxury rental market on the East Side, most recently with the SHoP Architects-designed American Copper Buildings. The 761-residence complex nestled along the edge of the East River in Kips Bay will offer 20 percent of its homes to lower-income renters.

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WOULD YOU SWIM IN THIS 300-FOOT-HIGH SKYBRIDGE POOL? YES. YES. YES.

Inverse
June 30, 2016

Manhattan will soon house two new residential towers that, once complete, will blow your mind. The two luxury rental towers, which will include 761 residences, are known as the American Copper Buildings. The most notable architectural feat of the American Copper Buildings is the three-story, 100-foot long skybridge that links the two towers. But even better, this skybridge will hold a 75-foot —long pool, and that pool is suspended 300 feet in the air.

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TWO SKYSCRAPERS IN NYC WILL BE LINKED BY A SWIMMING POOL SUSPENDED 300 FEET IN THE AIR

Tech Insider
May 3, 2016

The top real estate developers at JDS Development Group are about to unveil New York City’s first swimming pool that stretches between two apartment buildings. The American Copper Buildings, the 761-apartment residential development nearing completion in Kips Bay, will have as its centerpiece a three-story Skybridge inside which residents will be able to swim laps, sip a refreshing beverage at the bar and lounge, and see as far as Long Island from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The American Copper Buildings are set to open in 2017.

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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON SHOP’S AMERICAN COPPER  BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK CITY

Architectural Digest
April 27, 2016

The American Copper Buildings are poised to change the way people think about New York City rentals. The top real estate developers at JDS Development Group hired SHoP Architects to design the buildings with a dynamic look: the two towers tilt away from one another and are connected by a Skybridge inspired by “the moment in a tango when the arm goes around the small of the back.” In another artistic nod, the structure’s copper panels are meant to age from natural gold to green in color, “almost as a building performance art piece for New York.”

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SKYBRIDGE AIMS TO LINK TOWERS AND RESIDENTS

The Wall Street Journal
April 27, 2016

The Skybridge connecting the two towers that make up the American Copper Buildings development is much more than just a walkway. The three-story bridge is meant to provide a communal space for residents of both towers and contains many of the property’s luxury amenities–including the signature lap pool that will allow residents to swim from one gleaming tower to the other. Top real estate developer Michael Stern of JDS Development says the Skybridge makes the American Copper Buildings “a cohesive project rather than just two neighboring towers with a park in between them.”

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SHOP ARCHITECTS’ 626 FIRST AVENUE NEARS COMPLETION IN NEW YORK

World Architecture Community
April 26, 2016

Leading real estate developers all over the nation are allotting the highest floors of their new towers to shared amenities rather than crafting traditional and exclusive penthouse residences. JDS Development has decided to utilize the top of one of its two copper-clad residential towers at 626 First Avenue to house many of these shared luxuries. While the roof of the East tower will feature a pool and bar as well as grills and cabanas, the skybridge linking the two towers will boast an indoor lap pool, a Turkish bath, and spa rooms.

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NEW YORK CITY BUILDING WITH ‘POOL IN THE SKY’ TO OPEN THIS YEAR

ABC News
April 25, 2016

When the American Copper Buildings project is completed next year, residents will have the unique pleasure of swimming laps with an elevated view of the Empire State Building and East River. Top real estate developers JDS Development teamed up with SHoP Architects to bring style to residents’ workout routines. Whether one prefers to jog on a treadmill, climb an indoor rock wall, or swim laps, the American Copper Buildings will provide the ability to do so on site and with breathtaking skyline views. Rentals for the 761 apartments are slated to begin soon.

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LUXURIOUS SKYBRIDGE LINKS BUDDING COPPER BUILDINGS IN MANHATTAN

Forbes
April 22, 2016

JDS Development and SHoP Architects took inspiration from iconic Manhattan structures while also striving to redefine the skyline with the American Copper Buildings. All 761  residences will offer sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and East River. The choice to use russet-colored copper panels, which will evolve into a pale green patina with age, was inspired by the material used to construct the Statue of Liberty. The copper-clad structure creates a unique silhouette along the East River: the two 40-plus-story towers curve apart at an angle and are linked by a unique skybridge that houses unparalleled amenities such as a lap pool, hot tub, and lounge.

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SKY HIGH: SHOP REVEAL AMERICAN COPPER BUILDINGS AND ADJOINING SKYBRIDGE

Wallpaper*
April 22, 2016

The newest addition to the Manhattan skyline will bring a bit of motion to the city that never sleeps. Inspired by the movements of dancers, the two twisting towers that make up the American Copper Buildings appear to hold hands with one another via the Skybridge that connects them. The top real estate developers at JDS Development Group have ensured that residents of the structure’s apartments, which will range in size from studios to three bedrooms, will have access to a wide range of high-end amenities.

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SHOP’S NEW COPPER-CLAD TOWER ON MANHATTAN’S EAST RIVER

The Architect’s Newspaper
April 21, 2016

Despite their name, the American Copper Buildings, the newest residential project from top real estate development company JDS Development Group, have much more to offer than just the warm-hued metal of their exteriors. From the tower-spanning Skybridge with its elevated pool, bar, lounge, and fitness center to the Turkish-style hammam, American Copper Buildings will grant residents of their 760+ apartments access to the best that New York real estate has to offer.

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THIS SKYBRIDGE WILL BE PACKED WITH AMENITIES, LIKE A 75-FOOT LAP POOL 

The Real Deal
April 21, 2016

The “dancing” towers that make up JDS Development’s American Copper Buildings are joined at the hip by a skybridge that is both functional and dramatic. The three-story skybridge will be home to some of the building’s many amenities including a 75-foot lap pool as well as a lounge, high-ceiling fitness center, and private terraces. Elsewhere on site, residents will have access to a Turkish-style marble hammam. Between the American Copper Buildings’ striking design elements and plentiful amenities, JDS Development Group is setting a new standard for luxury real estate development in NYC.

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THE WORLD’S TALLEST COPPER-CLAD TOWER WILL BE LINKED BY A SKY BRIDGE THAT’S ALSO A LAP POOL 

Crain’s
April 21, 2016

When JDS Development’s American Copper Buildings reach completion they will be the tallest copper-clad towers in the world. The NYC real estate developers behind American Copper have ensured that the towers will be equipped with unprecedented amenities; there’s a 75-foot lap pool that stretches across the skybridge, and rooftop generators that provide each apartment with power in the rare event of a grid failure. The American Copper Buildings house 761 residences and will undoubtedly set a new standard for style and comfort.

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CONSTRUCTION OF SHOP’S 29TH-FLOOR SKYBRIDGE POOL NEARING COMPLETION

Archinect
April 21, 2016

Construction at JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings is roaring ahead. The final copper panels are being mounted on the towers, and also nearing completion is the project’s show-stopping centerpiece: the skybridge that will house a lap pool in which residents can swim 300 feet above street level. The top real estate developers at JDS have left no detail unattended, ensuring that everything from the copper panels that cover two sides of each tower to the bar and lounge inside the iconic Skybridge itself will be picture perfect by the time the buildings open in 2017.

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THIS 300-FOOT-HIGH SKYBRIDGE COMES WITH ITS OWN POOL

Bloomberg
April 20, 2016

The first peek of the impressive three-story skybridge at the American Copper Buildings has been released. Spanning from the 27th to 29th floors, the 100-footlong skybridge will house amenities including a 75-foot lap pool, allowing residents to swim 300 feet in the air, above the East River. A hot tub, bar, and lounge are few other amenities that are also part of the skybridge.

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SKYBRIDGE WITH A SWIMMING POOL WILL LINK PAIR OF MANHATTAN TOWERS BY SHOP

Dezeen
April 20, 2016

JDS Development and SHoP Architects are breaking new ground with the unique design of the American Copper Buildings. Inspired by the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it consists of two copper-clad towers that bend away from one another while being linked together by an amenities-rich skybridge. Often referred to as “dancing” towers, the American Copper Buildings encapsulate the fluidity of movement along the East River.

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SHOP’S BENDY KIPS BAY RENTALS GET A NEW NAME, INTERIOR RENDERS

Curbed
April 20, 2016

The top real estate developers at JDS Development Group have pulled out all the stops for their latest residential project. The American Copper Buildings in Kips Bay are compelling, both inside and out. Amenities include a lap pool, marble hammam, fitness center, children’s activity room, and on-site landscaped park. Featuring a design inspired by dancers, the tilted buildings joined by a skybridge 300 feet in the air will be one of Manhattan’s most stylish and luxurious developments.

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HIGH-RISES TO REPLACE EAST SIDE EYESORE

The New York Times
August 1, 2013

New Yorkers everywhere have passed by the construction site that lines the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive from East 35th Street to East 41st. The eyesore, which has remained there for more than a dozen years, was always the target of bitterly hostile community opposition, fraught City Council hearings and a tedious approval process. With shovels hitting the ground, the site will soon be transformed into two curving, copper-clad residential towers, housing some 800 new high-end rental units linked by an amenities-rich skybridge.

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