New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change

Much of the real estate development NYC has seen in recent years has made size its top priority, but at JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings, nothing is more important than safety. The dual-towered Kips Bay development has implemented features that will allow the residents of its 764 homes to continue living in comfort in the event of a natural disaster. Each residence is equipped with two outlets that will remain functional during a blackout, thanks to natural gas generators on the building’s top floor. The main electrical, ventilation, and heating systems also have added protection, courtesy of their prime location on the first floor, well above where flooding might reach them. Even the design features have been crafted to take a beating; the wood paneling that accents the lobby dries quickly and without damage following a storm.

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Roman & Williams’ The Fitzroy Rises to the Occasion and to Street Level

Just steps from the High Line, a modern icon is on the rise. On West 24th Street, The Fitzroy, a 10-story luxury residential project from JDS Development Group, has hit street level. The residential real estate developer has teamed up with Largo Investments and design firm Roman and Williams to create the 14-residence building, awash in vintage-inspired detail, from its terra-cotta exterior to interior finishes like L’Observatoire International lighting, herringbone-patterned oak floors, freestanding tubs, and copper-encased windows crafted in Italy. The Fitzroy also boasts an attended lobby, a rooftop lounge with landscaping by Evan C. Lai Landscape Design, a La Palestra-designed fitness center, a play room, and storage for everything from vintage Bordeaux to bikes.

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​​​The Hottest New Amenity Offers a Rejuvenating Swim—If You Dare, Mansion Global

When the time came to place amenity suites in the pair of towers that make up the American Copper Buildings, SHoP Architects and JDS Development Group had a novel idea: instead of one suite per building, why not find a way to combine and share their amenities? The result is the first major skybridge built in NYC in nearly 80 years; it’s filled with amenities for the American Copper Buildings, and, most impressively, you can swim across it. Residents from both towers will come to the skybridge to swim some laps, enjoy a relaxing cocktail at the lounge, or simply enjoy the breathtaking East River and Midtown Manhattan vistas afforded by the glass-encased promenade.

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The Copper Buildings

The most striking new residential development rising in Manhattan is undoubtedly the American Copper Buildings. JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects overlooked no detail in constructing these striking towers, which bend away from one another around their midpoints like two dancers in the midst of a twirl. This unique pair of asymmetrical towers is clothed in copper and glass and joined at the hip by a three-story-tall, glass-enclosed skybridge that houses some of the amenities available to residents, including a swimming pool. With their unprecedented shape and forward-looking copper façade, which is designed to age into a gentle patina, the American Copper Buildings stand at the forefront of NYC real estate development.

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Live in SHoP’s American Copper Buildings from $2,975/Mo; Read Carter’s New Review

Rental apartments have been released for the first time at American Copper Buildings, and the price of admission to the most exciting new residential buildings in Manhattan starts at $2,975 a month. The product of collaboration between residential real estate developer JDS Development Group and renowned architecture firm SHoP, American Copper Buildings are poised to redefine expectations of what a high-rise residential tower looks like. In addition to the unique design, which includes not only the tilts built into the towers but also the three-story skybridge that connects them, the American Copper Buildings offer residents over 60,000 square feet of amenities. From a rooftop infinity pool to a fitness center with a climbing wall, to the SCAPE-designed park that spans the space between the two structures, residents will have access to exceptional services and conveniences right at home.

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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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Step inside Monad Terrace’s sales gallery in Miami Beach

The sales gallery for JDS Development’s new luxury Miami residence, Monad Terrace, is now open at the corner of Alton Road and 14th Street, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of what its sleek and sophisticated interiors will look like. Monad Terrace has been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel with climate resilience in mind, and its 59 residences are built around a serene lagoon on Biscayne Bay. The sales gallery was designed to showcase the unique, sawtooth honeycomb glass that’s used throughout the development to diffuse natural light. The building is situated higher than required (11.5 feet) in an effort to insulate it from the effects of rising sea levels. The lobby area is a double-height space that overlooks the Bay. Residences begin at $2 million.

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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

Star architects’ dazzling condos are snagging big bucks. But so are towers by Miami’s best

JDS Development Group certainly did not rush when deciding which architect would guide their latest Miami Beach development. After a lengthy and thoughtful search, the residential real estate developer hired Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning French architect whose glassy and modern aesthetic was judged to be perfect for the Miami site. According to JDS principal Simon Koster, his team chose Nouvel because of the architect’s ability to fuse nature with an urban setting. The project, dubbed “Monad Terrace,” benefits from the unique attributes of its location, as well as Nouvel’s sensibility, and building renderings show off the metallic structures draped in vines centered around a verdant lagoon. As development in Miami continues to boom, Monad Terrace will remain at the head of the pack, thanks to Nouvel’s powerful vision.

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Monad Terrace at 1300 Monad Terrace

Monad Terrace Project Scores Approval for Design Changes

The striking design of Monad Terrace, a new luxury Miami Beach residence designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, is evident from the front entrance—framed by a porte-cochère canopy—that opens onto a double-height lobby overlooking Biscayne Bay. Sales at the development, which has 59 apartments ranging from two to five bedrooms, began in February. Calibrated to appeal to buyers with a penchant for great design, the building is perched on the edge of the Bay, where it can take full advantage of the light reflecting off the water. Residences offer an array of amenities, including custom kitchens, landscaped terraces, and luxurious marble bathrooms. Monad Terrace is the first Miami Beach project by JDS Development, whose nearby properties include Echo Brickell and Echo Aventura in Wynwood/Edgewater.

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’The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Buys $10 Million Penthouse

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has found a new home in Manhattan at JDS Development Group’s Stella Tower in Midtown. The residential real estate developer teamed up with Property Markets Group to convert the Ralph Walker-designed art deco building into 51 luxury residences, including the three-bedroom duplex Noah will soon call home. In addition to a 930-square-foot terrace with views from the Empire State Building to Lower Manhattan, the TV star’s new residence offers 3,600 square feet of indoor space—with a living room, kitchen, dining room, and pair of bedrooms on the lower level, while the master bedroom and bath are on the floor above. It seems that Noah isn’t the only person eager to own a piece of the elegant tower; Property Markets Group principal Elliott Joseph reports that most of the building’s homes are already in contract.

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