New NYC Apartments Hitting the Market: Spring 2017

The American Copper Buildings are among the latest New York City developments slated to hit the market this spring. In fact, some of their luxury rentals already became available in February. Designed by SHoP Architects and built by JDS Development, the curved copper towers are situated on the East River waterfront. Just behind their unique copper-clad exteriors, there are several standout features, including an innovative skybridge that houses a 75-foot lap pool and hammam, a bar and lounge, and a kids’ playroom.

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American Copper Buildings unveil a handful of rentals priced from $2,975

The first homes for rent at JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings have hit the market. After playing the project’s launch date close to the vest, the residential real estate developer quietly released just a small number of residences — two studios, two one-bedrooms, and one two-bedroom — on StreetEasy last week. Fortunately for those unable to snag one of these initial offerings, the two towers are home to an additional 756 rentals, with a full launch anticipated later in the spring. The complex also features a three-story skybridge that connects the buildings and offers amenities like a 75-foot lap pool, fitness center, children’s playroom, lounge, bar, spa, and hammam.

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Inside the American Copper Buildings, NYC’s ‘new skyline icon’

Less than two years after construction began on the American Copper Buildings in Kips Bay, JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects offered a first glimpse of the luxury apartments for rent inside these “bendy” copper-clad towers. The residences’ sleek interiors are outfitted with oak floors, marble counters, Miele appliances, and elegant modern baths, and are suffused with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The buildings provide the services of a concierge, valet, and doorman on the ground floor, as well as other show-stopping amenities like the spa, fitness center, juice bar, playroom, hammam, and 75-foot lap pool housed inside the multilevel glass skybridge connecting the towers.

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50 starchitect-led projects that will transform NYC’s skyline

For NYC real estate developers, the first step in building a great project is finding the right creative minds to design it. JDS Development Group has a long history of working with renowned architects and designers to craft some of the finest residential buildings in the world, and at Fitzroy, the latest Chelsea condos from JDS Development, designers Roman & Williams have brought Old Hollywood glamour into the 21st Century. The interior design duo have helped craft an Art Deco masterpiece on 24th street. Behind the copper and terra cotta façade, each residence has glamorous, vintage-style touches alongside modern luxuries to create a truly extraordinary living experience.

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SHoP reveals new views inside its ultra-luxe American Copper Buildings

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects have joined forces to create the American Copper Buildings. Offering 761 Kips Bay luxury residences, the unique structure consists of two towers connected by an aerial walkway known as the Skybridge. Other compelling features include a porte cochère, private park, and 75-foot lap pool. Newly revealed interiors feature custom hardwood floors, oversized windows, and marble-accented kitchens with Miele appliances in each residence.

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JDS Opens the Quirky Sales Office For its First Brooklyn Condo

JDS Development Group is continuing its tradition of innovation by transforming its newest sales office into an art gallery. They have commissioned artist Anna Karlin to craft a series of pieces for the sales office for Baltic, the firm’s upcoming 11-story Park Slope condo development. The sculptures, which are made from the same materials as the building and correspond to different parts of it, are designed to capture the essence of elements ranging from various rooms to the façade itself. Baltic has recently topped out its construction. ​

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What It Takes to Build a Modern-Day Skybridge in New York City: Video

What began with a piece of string tossed from one tower to another will soon open as the first major skybridge built in Manhattan in 80 years. American Copper Buildings, the new tilted towers from JDS Development Group, feature a unique skybridge that houses not only the electrical and water lines connecting the two buildings but also a 75-foot-long lap pool for residents of the towers’ luxury condos.

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Brooklyn’s First Supertall Tower Will Proceed With Landmarks Approval

New York City real estate developer JDS Development has secured approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to build a 1066-foot tower in Downtown Brooklyn. The new construction, to be built where neighboring Dime Savings Bank’s annex currently stands, will integrate features from the original bank building, maintaining much of the ornate interior detail for a future retail tenant, and providing unobstructed views from the bank’s interior. Upon completion, the 73-story tower will be home to 500 rental apartments, 100 of which will meet the city’s affordable housing criteria.  

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More Developers Seeking Minimum 11-Foot Ceiling Heights

The expectations of Manhattan’s elite homebuyers are soaring to new ceiling heights. According to top real estate developers, the trend toward ceilings heights of at least 11 feet took off five years ago. “I now have clients who will give up having a pool or other amenities in a building but will not budge on ceiling height,” says Douglas Elliman’s Vickey Barron, who is charged with selling homes at The Fitzroy in Chelsea. The area’s newest luxury living option by JDS Development, The Fitzroy, will match this standard with 11-foot ceilings in all 14 of its residences.

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Brooklyn Supertall Gets Important Backer Ahead of LPC Hearing

JDS Development Group has garnered some valuable plaudits for its proposed supertall project in Brooklyn in advance of an upcoming Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing. The 73-floor luxury tower, which would connect to the adjacent landmarked Dime Savings Bank, has won the support of the borough’s Community Board Two (CB2) land use committee. The CB2 is endorsing the top real estate developer’s planned modifications of the landmarked bank as well as construction of its 1,066-foot-tall tower, which would be Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper.

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