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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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