Category: AMERICAN COPPER BUILDINGS

CTBUH reveals best tall building worldwide and winners of 2018 tall building awards

The winners for the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat’s Tall Building Awards are out. The CTBUH selects the best tall building from four different areas, Asia & Australasia, Middle East & Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Other awards include the Urban Habitat Award, the Construction Award, the Ten Year Award, the Innovation Award,…

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Architecture review: The American Copper Buildings, NYC’s performance art project

Given the unique silhouette of the American Copper Buildings, where two bent towers are linked by a skybridge, one may wonder what the design intent behind the project was. Gregg Pasquarelli from SHoP Architects and Michael Stern from JDS Development Group explain that the “kinky” design of the project, including the one-of-a-kind skybridge, was a…

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On the Waterfront: The Architecture Reshaping the Face of the East River

With project such as 9 DeKalb in Downtown Brooklyn and 111W57 overseeing Central Park, it is no surprise that developer JDS Development Group perused a unique, luxury residential development for the copper-clad American Copper Buildings with SHoP Architects, intent on redrawing the New York City skyline. Located at 626 First Avenue between East 35th and…

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NYC’s best new architecture of 2017, from Cornell Tech to American Copper Buildings

As part of its 14th Annual Curbed Awards, Curbed awarded the American Copper Buildings “Building of the year” for bringing glamour to an otherwise bland area of New York City. Critic Alexandra Lange praised the building for its creativity—from it’s Copper Tone health club, and custom lighting, to branded signage by Pandiscio Co.—and for taping…

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