Dive Into New York City’s Best Indoor Pools That Are Architecturally Cool

While New York City is famous for its landmarks, shops, and parks, swimming pools are not among its signature attractions. But that’s changing, thanks to of one of the city’s most distinctive new luxury residential developments, the American Copper Buildings on Manhattan’s East River. The two curved towers are connected by a unique, amenity-packed skybridge. Residents can actually swim from one tower to the other across the 75-foot lap pool, which affords panoramic city views via huge glass walls.

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Luxurious Skybridge Links Budding Copper Buildings in Manhattan

JDS Development and SHoP Architects took inspiration from iconic Manhattan structures while striving to redefine the skyline with the American Copper Buildings. The use of russet-colored copper panels, which will develop a pale green patina with age, was inspired by the material used to create the Statue of Liberty. The copper-clad structure cuts a unique silhouette along the East River: the two 40-plus-story towers twist apart at an angle and are connected by a unique skybridge that houses a lap pool, hot tub, and lounge.

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