When the SHoP Architects-designed American Copper Buildings were first revealed, it wasn’t as much their twisting silhouettes that made headlines as it was their diagonal, amenity-filled skybridge. The three-story bridge, boasting a lap pool and lounge and topped with private terraces, is located 300 feet above the street, the highest such structure in the city and a new concept in enticing residents to the luxury market. And just this week, Bjarke Ingels unveiled new views of his High Line towers, which will feature two skybridges. Though they’re much closer to the ground, they’re also planned as amenity spaces, which makes us wonder–is this architectural feature set to become a new trend in NYC?
- SHoP’s East River Towers Named American Copper Buildings; Go Inside Their Skybridge
- New Renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ High Line Towers Show Crowns and Amenity Bridges
- POLL: Are Private Pools the Next Must-Have Amenity?