Keeping Skyscrapers From Blowing in the Wind

As demand for Manhattan real estate reaches an all-time high, the city’s residential towers are making use of building technologies at the leading edge of materials science and engineering. Top NYC real estate developer JDS Development Group is building 111 West 5th Street, an ultra-slim, 60-foot-wide condo that soars to 1428 feet, and boasts more structural strength than buildings twice its size. According to Simon Koster, a principal of JDS Development Group, the SHoP Architects-designed tower will have an 800-ton tuned mass damper to minimize movement and vibrations. While the building is structurally sound without the damper in place, “all buildings move,” says Koster. “It’s about tailoring that movement for the comfort of the occupants.” This engineering feature means that despite its slender silhouette, residents will not feel any disturbances from wind and weather, or even a downshifting truck on 57th Street.

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River Yacht Club Will Bring Seafood and Boats to the Miami River This February

JDS Development Group has joined forces with The Chetrit Group and Dupoux Partners to create a new luxury lifestyle complex on the Miami River. On February 17, the top NYC real estate developers will open the doors to the River Yacht Club, home to an upscale eatery with chef Michael Lewis at its helm. Lewis, who cut his teeth at Jean Georges and Zuma, will bring a Mediterranean-inspired menu of fresh seafood to the River Yacht Club. The Club will also house a members-only marina, a landscaped garden, and a VanDutch Yachts-sponsored rooftop lounge.

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Sky High! A look at the next generation of ‘Super Tails’

New York City is becoming home to the ‘Super Talls,’ a series of skyscrapers reaching 900 feet in height and beyond. The slimmest of this skyward-bound herd at 58 feet wide is 111 West 57th Street. JDS Development is behind the Midtown condos for sale, which are rising from a unique foundation: the historic Steinway Hall. The full height of the 60-residence tower will be 1,428 feet, a measurement that would reach to just a few feet below the top of the spire on the Empire State Building.

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The Future of NYC real estate

The future is now for New York City construction as new innovations in building materials, from reinforced concrete to 3D printing, are allowing top real estate developers like JDS Development Group to expand their options in structural design. The company’s current development at 111 West 57th Street incorporates concrete with 14,000-pounds-per-square-inch compression strength so their ultra-slender tower can reach over 1,400 feet in height. With a wave of new supertall buildings expected soon, New York City will see other advances in building exteriors and outdoor spaces set the pace in coming years.

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Developers close deal that allows Brooklyn’s tallest tower

Following their recent purchase of the Dime Savings Bank building in downtown Brooklyn from JPMorgan Chase, JDS Development Group is planning to build the city’s tallest tower outside Manhattan on the bank building’s adjacent property. JDS was able to transfer the property’s 300,000 square feet of unused development rights to the adjacent site they also own at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension/9 DeKalb Avenue. The real estate developers plan to build a 600,000-square-foot residential tower that will be more than 1,000 feet high when complete.

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LPC Chair, Top Architects Review NYC’s Adaptive Reuse Projects

A recent meeting led by the Landmarks Preservation Commission focused on the successes of the New York City landmarks law over the past 50 years. The law, which focuses on adaptive reuse, promotes historic preservation and has approved numerous successful rejuvenations including the 1925 Steinway Hall building currently being integrated into a supertall residential tower by JDS Development Group. The New York City real estate developers are building the skyscraper in true New York fashion, with the structure’s slenderness breaking records, rising up from the historic landmark at its foundation.

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5 reasons why 2016 will be Gotham’s biggest year in luxe living

JDS Development projects mark two of the five reasons why 2016 will be New York’s biggest year for luxury real estate. Brooklyn’s landscape, known for its boutique apartment buildings and brownstones, are going tall in 2016. As demand for residential real estate in the borough hits fever pitch, the top real estate developers are moving forward with a new mixed-use tower. Located just steps from Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene Park, and Fulton Mall, 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension will be Brooklyn’s tallest tower and new icon. In Manhattan, JDS Development is similarly breaking the mold with collaborator’s Roman and Williams at The Fitzroy, bucking the Cheslea neighborhood’s glass-and-steel trend with elegant, vintage-inspired design etched in terracotta and copper.

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The Most Awe-Inspiring New York City Floorplans of 2015

New York City real estate developers JDS Development Group have once again exceeded all expectations for luxury living in New York with West Chelsea’s The Fitzroy. The 10-story condo has earned a spot on Curbed’s annual “Most Awe-Inspiring New York City Floorplans of 2015” list, thanks to its exceptional combination of size and amenities. In addition to 4,000 square feet of living space, The Fitzroy, designed inside and out by Roman and Williams, features full-floor homes boast libraries, great rooms flanked by terraces, and private elevator entry into its opulent homes. Floor plans hand sketched by Stephen Alesch, founder and principal at Roman and Williams.

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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 will share. While the top floor of the East tower will feature a pool and bar as well as grills and cabanas, the sky bridge connecting the two towers will boast an indoor lap pool, a Turkish bath, and spa rooms.

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