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These buildings are real gems, absolutely gorgeous
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These two are so damn good lookin'.

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Love the copper cladding (2,100 tons, according to the sign).

These look like a more reserved version of the "Fred and Ginger" buildings.

https://www.google.com/search?q=fred...hFDpgQ_AUIBigB
     
     
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These are turning out every bit as glorious as their renderings. Quick question: is the low-rise building at the base part of the development?
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Some of the coolest buildings in NY
     
     
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These are turning out every bit as glorious as their renderings. Quick question: is the low-rise building at the base part of the development?
No. It's a NYC public elementary school.
     
     
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These are turning out every bit as glorious as their renderings.

Proves again that height isn't everything when it comes to good design. Some people may not like SHoP's work, but I love it.
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^ Except it would be even more stunning if it was taller.
     
     
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^ Except it would be even more stunning if it was taller.
Perhaps. But I'm not so sure. They seem to be the perfect height designed as is. I think design elements change when buildings are pushed higher. These towers have the advantage of being on the waterfront, and near a park. I don't know if for example, they were twice the height, the design elements would feel the same.
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New name apparently. Makes sense. Although I would of gone for the LSD towers or Trippin' Ballz towers.

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NEW YORK | American Copper Buildings | 540 + 470 FT | 40 + 49 FLOORS

SHoP’s East River Towers Named American Copper Buildings; Go Inside Their Skybridge

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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.







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http://www.6sqft.com/shops-east-rive...eir-skybridge/
     
     
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VIEW FROM THE SKYBRIDGE...

http://rew-online.com/2016/04/21/jds...-midtown-east/

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JDS opened the two towers formerly known as 626 First Avenue to media for the first time yesterday morning, with a presentation
and viewing from the skybridge between the two buildings, located on the 27th to the 29th floors, which offer sweeping views of Brooklyn
and the Long Island City waterfront, as well as looking west towards Manhattan and the Empire State Building.







http://archpaper.com/2016/04/shop-am...lery-0-slide-2







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i want to live in this tower.
     
     
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http://ny.curbed.com/2016/4/25/11498...pper-buildings

Touring the Massive Skybridge Connecting SHoP's American Copper Buildings
The 100-foot-long bridge connects two residential towers, and is the city's first skybridge in 80 years


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Old Posted Apr 26, 2016, 9:08 PM
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Is that actually all copper cladding? That must be ridiculously expensive.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2016, 9:26 PM
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Is that actually all copper cladding? That must be ridiculously expensive.
There's a thin layer of copper on the facade for the sections outside of the glass. Its been pre treated to avoid it turning green.
     
     
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