The highly anticipated three-story sky bridge that links the two American Copper Buildings officially opened on Wednesday, making it the first of its kind in New York City in more than 80 years. In a collaboration between SHoP Architects and JDS Development Group, the pair of copper-clad luxury rental buildings at 626 First Avenue, known for their slanted silhouettes, began leasing earlier this year. And now, the buildings’ swath of amenities have been unveiled, including the 100-foot-long sky bridge that is suspended 300 feet in the air and boasts a 75-foot indoor lap pool, hot tub and a bar and lounge for residents.
The three-level space of floating amenities offers incredible views of the East River and Empire State Building. Residents will also be able to enjoy a catering kitchen, juice bar and a children’s room. According to SHoP Principal, Gregg Pasquarelli: “The bridge was the logical solution to create a community between the two buildings, and celebrates the project’s location between the river and the skyline. Where else in New York can you swim from one skyscraper to another three hundred feet in the air?”
In addition to the lap pool and hot tub, a double-height fitness center sits adjacent to the sky bridge. The sprawling work out space includes a rock-climbing wall, Turkish-style marble hammam with a plunge pool and a yoga studio.
The two towers, at 41- and 48-stories, contain a total of 761 residences, offering units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. Notably, there are 300 unique apartment layouts. The interiors of the apartments boast nearly 10-feet-high ceilings, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows and oak flooring. They are also equipped with Bosch washers and dryers and Nest learning thermostat systems. Pricing starts at $3,650 for studios, $4,800 for one-bedrooms, and $6,750 for two-bedrooms
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All photos courtesy of Max Touhey
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