After last week’s rush of news surrounding the American Copper Buildings–the launch of its affordable housing lottery for 160 units and the first reveal of its interior renderings–6sqft decided to take a tour inside the SHoP Architects-designed project.
JDS Development Group‘s dancing East River towers have become best known for their copper facade (made up of 5,000 metal panels) and its three-story, amenity-filled skybridge that hovers 300 feet above the site at 626 First Avenue. Not only did we walk through the bridge, but we also took a peek at the buildings’ already greening copper patina, had a first look at the lap pool on the 28th floor that will float between the towers, and also checked out the insane views from the roof.
The 75-foot lap pool will have an adjacent hot tub. Also on the 28th floor will be a sauna, marble Hammam with plunge pool, and juice bar. The fitness center, which boasts a rock climbing wall, squash court, and boxing gym, will be located on both the 28th and 29th floors with a sculptural staircase connecting the two spaces. Other amenities include a children’s playroom, screening room, demo kitchen and dining area, a park and fountain by SCAPE Landscape Architecture, and a porte cochère with on-site valet parking.
Here are some of the views from the skybridge.
On the roof of the bridge will be three private terraces.
Here’s the view from the 42nd floor, the highest residential floor. The towers reached their full 470- and 540-foot heights back in March.
And here’s the incredible scope from the roof, where there will be an infinity pool.
The copper on the lower floors, which has been installed longest, is already starting to oxidize. Over time, the entire building will get its green patina.
The copper closer to the top is still in its natural state. In all, the 5,000 panels weigh a whopping 2,100 tons.
The development is slated for completion early next year. Find future listings for 626 First Avenue on CityRealty.com.
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