Best Tall Building Americas – Winner: American Copper Buildings, New York City

Simon Koster
Principal
JDS Development, New York City

Gregg Pasquarelli
Principal
SHoP Architects, New York City

Streets Take to the Sky and Dance

The American Copper Buildings present two bold and dynamic residential towers on New York City’s East River. Clad in copper, this living material will patina gracefully over time, representing the tallest copper-clad building in the world. The 761-unit luxury rental community reaches 41 and 48 stories in height with an iconic 3-story skybridge connecting the two towers. Twenty percent of these exciting, new apartments are affordable units. The development features an amenity package that sets a new benchmark for rental development, including the skybridge, indoor lap pool and lounge, a rooftop deck and infinity pool, fitness center, and spa. The towers, whose bent forms appear to be “dancing” with each other, bring energy and inspiration for future innovative growth and resilient design in its neighborhood and along the East River. In addition to making an impressive addition to the skyline, the towers’ unique shapes create hundreds of unique layouts throughout the buildings.

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