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 work of art – New building The Fitzroy returns to Art Deco style and — surprise! — offers wall space for paintings

Located on the same block as nine major art galleries, JDS Development group’s newest Chelsea building combines fine art with Art Deco. Named The Fitzroy by the NYC real estate developers, the project seeks to differentiate itself from the swooping lines and glass walls of its neighbors by harkening back to the romantic aesthetics of…

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NYC developers looking for the old in the new

Top NYC developers are returning to natural materials to create a sense of authenticity in their buildings and stand out among the competition. JDS Development Group often eschews the modern standard of exposed steel and sheets of glass in the designs of their projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Fitzroy, the company’s 14-residence project in…

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See Inside the Baltic Condos Rising on 4th Avenue in Park Slope

Construction is progressing at Baltic, JDS Development’s residential project on Brooklyn’s booming 4th Avenue. When complete, Baltic will feature a gray-brick and punched-window facade that rises above surrounding buildings to provide panoramic views of the neighborhood and downtown Brooklyn. Its 44 apartments will have high ceilings and the luxury finishes and flourishes for which JDS…

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Architect Jean Nouvel Borrows From One Central Park For New Miami Project

With its Miami Beach luxury condo Monad Terrace, JDS Development Group is bringing a touch of nature to Miami’s residential real estate scene. The two-building, 51-residence structure designed by lauded architect Jean Nouvel “draws inspiration from nature” in multiple ways. The apartments will have floor-through views to admit ample natural light, a hanging garden will…

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11-Story, 44-Unit Mixed-Use Condo Project Rises To Fifth Floor At 613 Baltic Street, Park Slope

Construction is underway at Baltic, Park Slope’s newest luxury condo and retail development. With convenient access to booming Downtown Brooklyn, the JDS Development Group project is expected to open in 2017, and sales of two- and three-bedroom apartments have already begun. The building will feature plentiful amenities for residents, including a fitness center, landscaped gardens…

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