JDS development group has announced the opening of the american copper buildings’ unrivaled collection of amenities, including the skybridge that links the pair of copper-clad luxury rental towers on manhattan’s east river waterfront. designed by SHoP architects, the towers boldly change the new york skyline with angled silhouettes that give them a ‘dancing’ appearance. the amenity-filled skybridge, the first major skybridge to be built in new york city in over 80 years, contains high-end amenities and recreation spaces, allowing residents to swim from one tower to another 300 feet (91 meters) in the air.

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the american copper buildings’ 100-foot-long skybridge is suspended above the ground and encompasses a full suite of amenities, including a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool hot tub at the 28th floor, and a fully furnished residents’ bar and lounge at the 29th floor. adjacent to the skybridge is ‘copper tone’, the double-height fitness center managed by la palestra featuring a rock-climbing wall with skyline views, a turkish-style marble hammam with plunge pool, yoga and dynamic movement studios, and a private spa with treatment rooms. amenities also include a catering kitchen, juice bar, flexible studio space and a children’s playroom.

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the 100-foot-long skybridge is suspended 300 feet above the ground

 

 

‘we’re thrilled to unveil the skybridge and the more than 60,000 square feet of amenities it offers,’ said michael stern, founder and managing partner of JDS development group. the american copper buildings has captured the city’s attention with its dynamic design by SHoP architects and redefined the east river waterfront. now, residents can experience the development’s most extraordinary features, which are unlike anything else in the city.’ 

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a fully furnished residents’ bar and lounge is located at the 29th floor

 

 

clad in 4.25 million pounds of raw copper the 41- and 48-story towers will offer a total of 761 residences, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments featuring over 300 unique layouts. the copper will patina over the coming decades, turning from a shiny penny, to a warm brown, to a statue of liberty green. 

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the lounge provides views of the east river 

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the skybridge features over 60,000 square feet of amenities

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adjacent to the skybridge is ‘copper tone’, the double-height fitness center

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the gym features bright lighting and skyline views of the empire state building 

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the fitness center is managed by la palestra 

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a fully equipped rock-climbing wall has been included in the fitness center

american copper buildings
amenities also include a catering kitchen, juice bar, flexible studio space and a children’s playroom


a 75-foot indoor lap pool and whirlpool hot tub at the 28th floor


the building also includes a turkish-style marble hammam with plunge pool


the towers are clad in 4.25 million pounds of raw copper 

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