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American Copper Buildings – New York, New York

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Building: American Copper Buildings – East and West Towers
Location: New York, New York
Architect: SHoP Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
Main Contractor: JDS Construction Group
Owner/Developer: JDS Development Group
Acoustics: Cerami and Associates
Civil: AKRF
Façade: Buro Happold
Landscape: Scape/Landscape Architecture PLLC
Lighting: Buro Happold
Construction: 2013-2017

AE Interests: North and South façades are clad in copper which will patina over time; floating sky-bridge that connects the East and West Tower together at the hip; it’s suspended approximately 300 feet in the air and is 100 feet long and 3 stories high; it contains several amenities, including a 75 foot lap pool, spa, and Turkish bath; the units, 761 total, vary in floorplan due to the buildings’ unique shapes; was the winner of Best Tall Building in Americas CTBUH award

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Written by Quinlan S Sweeney

November 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Posted in Built

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