626 First Avenue by Michael Stern

A First Look Inside New York City’s First Skybridge in 80 Years

Rising 300 feet in the air on the East Side of Manhattan, SHoP Architects’ three-story skybridge at the American Copper Buildings harkens back to futuristic visions for New York City. Developed by JDS Development Group, the skybridge connects two luxury apartment towers. Architectural Digest gets the first look inside this dynamic space, the first skybridge built in 80 years in New York City. “The bridge was the logical solution to create a community between the two buildings,” stated Gregg Pasquarelli, principal at SHoP. “[It] celebrates the project’s location between the river and the skyline.”


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