NEW YORK | American Copper Buildings | 540 + 470 FT | 49 + 40 FLOORS


#41

Sunday, April 18


#42

Wow!

This is amazing.


#43

Such a clever design, the more I see the more I fall in love with it. Very “New York” hahah.


#44

626 First has a new name! It’s called the American Copper Building:

the name of the project, which shall henceforth be known as American Copper Buildings, in a nod to the 5,000 metal panels that make up the facade.




Interior renderings in link


#45

This, together with Solow’s new tower and the new Turskish consulate (and of course 1 Vanderbilt), will really boost the Midtown East skyline.


#46

Indeed this is very New York with a contemporary twist. I love the additions of the core run-offs which help these twins compliment their surroundings.


#47

The American Copper Building is one of my favorite buildings going up in NYC, and there are quite a few fine developments to choose from right now.


#48

The price of copper is 2.18 USD/lb. If they keep using copper, its a good time to invest!

Its a cheap material, and if there is a shortage, might be worth it in the long run. Like 20 years. I just need insider knowledge on the latest startup. :slight_smile: I need a condo at 432 Park. I’m not afraid of heights, but addicted to them.


#49

It’s a wonderful building, the interplay of the shapes remains fascinating every time I look at it.

If it is really made of copper, maybe it will slowly turn a beautiful greenish-blue over the years?


#50

The world’s tallest copper-clad towers will be linked by a sky bridge that’s also a lap pool
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160421/REAL_ESTATE/160429975/the-worlds-tallest-copper-clad-towers-will-be-linked-by-a-sky-bridge

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/CN/20160421/REAL_ESTATE/160429975/AR/0/American-Copper-Buildings.jpg


#51

I’m John Boehner, and I endorse this message!


#52

Credit: FC


#53

I love this building.
The big question: will it be Statue of Liberty green in 5 years or will it somehow stay red.
I’ll end up looking very different.
Does anyone know?


#54

I agree, it’s a great building.

A while ago, it was mentioned in an interview from either Stern or SHoP and they did say it’s supposed to turn color to a greenish color over time.

A recent article mentioning it:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-20/american-copper-buildings-photos-626-first-ave-skybridge-pool-by-shop

The towers, which were designed by SHoP Architects (also known for Brooklyn’s love-it-or-hate-it Barclays Center) and developed by the luxury mega-developer JDS Development Group, will be made up entirely of rental units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The distinctive copper cladding is reminiscent of the weathering steel on the Barclays Center, which quickly turned rust-colored. Similarly, the buildings’ copper, currently shiny, will soon age, coloring the buildings a vibrant green



@shoparchitects



@bloomberg


#55

I believe they used a special mix in the thin copper layer to prevent oxidation. So its not pure copper in a sense, but a heterogeneous mixture of oxidation reducers. With many other towers, the facade material is treated beforehand.


#56

These buildings are looking incredible. Love its design too.
Can’t wait to see them complete and opened.


#57

Re: Copper changing color

JDS showing its mettle with new Copper Tower Buildings
http://rew-online.com/2016/05/03/jds-showing-its-mettle-with-new-copper-tower-buildings/

Another remarkable aspect of the towers is their appearance —

the 5,000 copper panels that make up the façade will eventually oxidize over time, forming a patina that will turn mint green, similar to the color of the Statue of Liberty.


#58

Stunning


#59

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFNeZidpn91/?taken-by=realestatein_nyc
@realestatein_nyc


#60

These buildings are turning out very great!
Both day and night!