American Copper Buildings

626 1st Avenue, New York, NY


Resilient design. Innovative growth. Two dancing, copper-clad towers connected by a skybridge.

Property Type:

Multi-family residential

Construction Type:

New Construction

Year Built:


Square Footage:

+/- 896,000 GSF


546 ft


Active Rentals;

American Copper is one of the first post-Hurricane Sandy, designed and built, large-scale new construction projects in New York City. The American Copper Buildings presents two bold and dynamic, twisting towers that lean and bend into an unconventional and modern silhouette on New York City’s skyline. The three-story skybridge, perched 300 feet in the air, connects the two towers and creates the communal heart of the property through its robust amenity program, including the iconic Skybridge pool.

But it’s the north and south faces that observers remember, in part because they make the building feel like an old analog photo emerging from the chemical bath.

Justin Davidson, New Yorker

Hear from Gregg Pasquarelli from SHoP Architects and more residents about living in The American Copper Buildings


A living finish of copper patinas over time, like the Statue of Liberty

They look the way Robert Moses might have envisioned them after a few days at Burning Man.

Surface Magazine

A living finish of copper patinas over time, like the Statue of Liberty

Pan up the copper facade

The Skybridge

Delicately perched between the two towers, a diamond in a tension ring.

The New York skyline is never short of surprises, but a copper-clad, three-storey, 100-ft-long skybridge adjoining two twisting towers is stretching it, even for the city that never sleeps.

Wallpaper Magazine

The first step in building the three-story Skybridge was throwing a piece of string from one building to another. Two enormous trusses make up the bridge, weighing 34,000 pounds and 30,000 pounds, respectively. In addition to providing the residential lounge and iconic lap pool—where one can swim from one tower to another—the bridge is functional and efficient, transferring the electric and condenser water from one tower to another.

Watch "Building Know-How: Skybridge"

A robust amenity program housed inside the skybridge, connects the east and west residential towers of The American Copper Buildings

From the exterior, the bridge reads as an aluminum volume. At night, lights along the bridge wash the surface of the aluminum mesh and allow the bridge to glow and “float.”

From the interior, the fine aluminum mesh allows for unimpeded views to the Manhattan skyline and the East River and beyond.



  • Landscaped rooftop with pool and outdoor shower
  • Sky bar and open air lounge
  • Rooftop dining and grilling

Open air lounge

Skybridge Lounge


  • 75 ft Skybridge lap pool and whirlpool
  • Skybridge lounge
  • Skybridge bar
  • Chef’s catering kitchen
  • Juice and health bar
  • Children’s playroom
  • Empire studio
  • Marble Hammam with plunge pool
  • Private spa and treatment rooms
  • Double-height fitness center with climbing wall
  • Private locker rooms
  • Pilates studio
  • Dynamic-energy studio

SCAPE designed garden park and fountain

Ground Level

  • Sheltered porte cochère and on-site parking with valet services
  • Bicycle storage
  • Resident storage
  • Stroller valet
  • East tower restaurant and coffee bar
  • SCAPE designed garden park and fountain
  • Direct access to Ferry


Sorry, It's Not For Sale.

JDS was committed to investing in really high quality materials through the whole building and that has proven to be really important. in the way it feels every day.

Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects

Floor plan W.47A in the West Tower

  • 761 rental apartments, 20% affordable
  • East Tower 48 stories; West Tower 41 stories
  • Custom designed, condominium quality finishes
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, East River, and beyond


Kitchen with Miele appliances

Dining area

Master bathroom


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