American Copper Buildings, 626 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Owner JDS Development

Architect SHoP Architects

General Contractor JDS Development

Project description

626 1st Avenue, American Copper Buildings, is an unique fa├žade solution featuring copper and glass details. Dazzling in the sunlight, the structure’s envelope will alter its reflection throughout the day, and the copper will patina over the many years it stands as a landmark in the Manhattan Skyline. The two buildings rise over 540 ft, with the taller of the two at 570 feet. Architecturally stunning, the buildings connect via glass skybridge which holds a gym and swimming pool. Developers say this is the first skybridge in Manhattan since the late 1930’s.