Category: WALL STREET JOURNAL

Developers Turn to Materials of Old to Stand Out in Modern Era

New York City's JDS Development Group is veering away from the typical exteriors of the city’s skyline by erecting façades inspired by century-old Manhattan buildings. The nearly completed American Copper Buildings stand tall with their metal cladding, which over time will acquire a patina similar to the color of the Statue of Liberty. And the…

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A Penthouse for Everyone: Developers Reserve Top Floors for Shared Amenities

Leading real estate developers across the US are devoting the highest floors of their new towers to shared amenities rather than crafting conventional and exclusive penthouse apartments. JDS Development has chosen to utilize the top of one of its two copper-clad residential towers at 626 First Avenue to house many of the amenities that residents…

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