Towering over 2017

Construction continues at JDS Development Group’s massive Kips Bay residential project, American Copper Buildings, one of New York City’s marquee real estate developments set for completion in 2017. The building’s two copper-clad towers will be connected via a three-story glass skybridge, which will house comprehensive amenities, including a spa, hammam, and a 75-foot lap pool, all suspended 300 feet above the ground. The SHoP Architects-designed towers will bring a total of 761 new Midtown residences to the luxury rental market, 20 percent of which will be designated affordable housing.

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Here Are the Top Real Estate Deals of 2016

2016 was a banner year for luxury real estate in NYC, thanks in part to the striking new American Copper Buildings, a strong contender for the title of New York City’s newest architectural icon. These two subtly curved, copper-clad towers are connected by a three-story skybridge, which will house a lap pool, lounge, hammam, and juice bar, among other features, all 300 feet in the air. The architects at SHoP and Michael Stern’s JDS Development Group, the residential real estate company that is also behind the restorations at Stella Tower and 111 West 57th Street, collaborated on this unique design.

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Façade Installation Underway At 11-Story Baltic Park Slope At 613 Baltic Street

Construction is underway on the façade of JDS Development Group’s new condo development: Baltic in Park Slope. The NYC real estate developers enlisted VOA Associates to create the unique white-brick and glass exterior for the 11-story residential tower, which topped out in the summer of 2016. Upon completion, Baltic will introduce 43 luxury residences to the neighborhood, in addition to more than 3,000 square feet of retail space. Baltic’s resident amenities include a fitness center, landscaped garden, private lounge, and a rooftop terrace and cinema.

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Developers of American Copper Buildings Secure $660 Million in Financing

JDS Development Group has secured $660 million to complete construction on American Copper Buildings, a set of two luxury rental towers perched along the edge of the East River in Kips Bay. The NYC real estate developers have teamed up with SHoP Architects to complete the massive residential project, which will offer 160 affordable rentals and 601 market-rate residences. The buildings will welcome their first residents in early 2017 and provide over 13,441 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. A stunning skybridge connects the two towers and houses a host of luxurious amenities, including a lounge and 75-foot lap pool.

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A New Gilded Age, for Artists Who Would Rule Forever

Since 1857, NYC hardware manufacturer P.E. Guerin has been crafting elegant brass fittings for projects ranging from Henry Ford’s historic Fair Lane estate to the new luxury Midtown tower at 111 West 57th Street, which, with the adjacent landmarked Steinway Hall, will house new condominiums from the JDS Development Group. Guerin and acclaimed designer William Sofield of Studio Sofield are collaborating to create custom bronze accents and ornamentation for the interiors, while the SHoP architects-designed facade will also feature a significant bronze component, networked with interlocking brass elements climbing to the 1,428-foot summit.

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Miami Architecture Finally Addresses “Visible and Tangible Impacts of Sea-Level Rise

JDS Development Group and architect Jean Nouvel carefully considered the impact of rising sea levels when they created the new Miami luxury tower Monad Terrace. The project, which marks Nouvel’s first residential contribution to the Florida landscape, will be built nearly 12 feet above sea level to protect the building and its 59 residences from flooding and other inclement weather conditions.

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Jean Nouvel elevates Miami Beach residences to avoid rising sea levels

Monad Terrace, the new Miami luxury tower designed by Jean Nouvel in partnership with JDS Development Group, will be built 11.5 feet above sea level—nearly twice the minimum height required by the latest Miami building codes. As such, the tower, which is also Nouvel’s first residential building in Florida, will be able to accommodate an underground garage that sits over six feet above water level. The flood-proof garage is only one of several impressive amenities, including a fitness center, pool, juice bar, café, and storage space, that have made potential buyers so eager to scoop up one of the building’s 59 residences overlooking Biscayne Bay.

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First Look: American Copper Buildings

JDS Development Group’s American Copper Buildings are setting the bar for luxury real estate in Kips Bay. The SHoP Architects-designed towers, clad in over 4 million pounds of copper and featuring a striking central curvature, exude a dynamic glow. The towers will house 761 residences offering views that encompass Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty via floor-to-ceiling windows. Building amenities include a 100-foot-long, multilevel skybridge that will connect the two towers and house a 75-foot swimming pool, fitness center, hammam, and juice bar, among other perks.

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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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JDS reveals interior and courtyard views of SHoP-designed American Copper Buildings

Newly released images of the SHoP Architects-designed American Copper Buildings from JDS Development Group reveal ultraluxe interiors that complement the two towers’ gleaming copper façade. The light-filled residences are outfitted with custom light fixtures, oak floors, open kitchens with Miele appliances, marble-accented baths, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Residents will also enjoy an elegant courtyard fountain leading to an attended lobby, as well as valet parking, a port-cochere, playroom, private dining area, and state-of-the-art fitness center that includes a lap pool situated inside the stunning skybridge connecting the two towers.

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