We’ve been referring to SHoP Architects‘ pair of East River rental buildings at 626 First Avenue as the “dancing towers,” but now that they’ve shimmied up to their full 470- and 540-foot heights, they’ve been officially named with a more mature moniker, the American Copper Buildings. First reported by Curbed, the title is “a nod to the 5,000 metal panels that make up the facade,” which weigh in at a whopping 2,100 tons. In addition, developer JDS has released a teaser site and a fresh set of renderings that finally show the interior of the three-story, amenity-filled skybridge.
Three-hundred feet above street level, at the 27th and 28th floors, the towers will be united by a diagonal skybridge, the highest such structure in the city. In the renderings above, we get a closer look at how the bridge will be topped with private terraces. Inside will be three floors of amenities, including a spectacular lap pool and a residents’ lounge.
Other amenities will include two levels of underground parking, a rooftop deck with an infinity-edge pool, fitness center, boxing gym, squash court, children’s playroom, screening room, demo kitchen and dining area, and the recently-unveiled “marble Hammam with plunge pool.”
Construction photo as of March 2016, via R. Douglas/Tectonic
The project will offer 761 rental units, 20 percent of which will be earmarked for low-income households. The development is slated for completion early next year. Find future listings for 626 First Avenue on CityRealty.
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All renderings via MARCH
Neighborhoods : Murray Hill