If you have a lot of disposable cash, and a desire to go swimming 28 storeys above the Manhattan streets in a pool connecting two buildings, you’re in luck.
Forget the Skycraper Index as a sign of an imminent top, the “Pool In The Sky” Signal may just have outdone it.
From ABC News
By next year, the wealthiest New Yorkers will be able to swim 300-feet in the air in a swimming pool suspended between two towers.
The 49-story American Copper Buildings will be completed next year at 626 First Avenue in Manhattan with a three-story skybridge. Residents in the copper-clad towers will have stunning views of the Empire State Building and East River. It will be the first major new skybridge in New York in 80 years, according to the developer JDS Development Group. Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are expected to live in the 761 rental residences, though 150 apartments of those are set aside as affordable housing. Prices haven’t been announced yet. The units range in size from studios to three bedrooms, the developers said. Over 5,000 copper panels make up the facade.
A 75-foot lap pool and a hot tub will be located on floor 28, one of three floors on the skybridge. A lounge and bar will take up part of the 29th floor.
If the skybridge pool isn’t enough, there will be an infinity pool, outdoor shower, dining and grilling on the rooftop. The development will also have a fitness center with climbing wall.
Here is how the developer, JDS Development Group, describes the project:
The dancing copper towers redefining the East River. American Copper Buildings, designed by collaborators SHoP Architects, presents two bold and dynamic residential towers on New York City’s East River. Clad in copper, the approximately 800-unit luxury rental community will reach 41 and 48 stories in height with an iconic sky bridge connecting the two towers. The development will feature an amenity package that will set a new benchmark for rental development, including an indoor lap pool and lounge in the sky bridge, a rooftop deck and infinity pool, fitness center, and spa. The dancing towers will bring energy and inspiration for future innovative growth in its neighborhood and along the East River. American Copper Buildings is currently under construction and slated for completion in early 2017. Construction is being managed by JDS Construction Group.
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Just a word of caution to those who are picking up the phones right now to try and secure an apartment in the towers, make sure the developer will actually complete the project prior to going bankrupt.
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