Wow! You Can Swim to Your Neighbour’s Apartment in These Buildings

This is one of the standout architectural works the world has seen. You might want to ask how is it that someone could swim to his neighbour’s apartment? Well, in New York city there is an exceptional architectural edifice which is welcoming residents. One bedroom apartment(what we call self con) costs about N1.6 Million ($4,500) a month. Slightly affordable isn’t it, for an apartment with swimming pool in the sky. Just check this story out.

The American Copper Building in Murray Hill is an instantly-recognizable structure – two soaring towers clad in 4.25 million pounds of raw copper engaged in a motionless dance – and now, it’s open for business. The leasing team has announced the towers are welcoming the first residents along with the news of the grand opening of an on-site leasing office and gallery. Located at 626 First Avenue on Manhattan’s East River waterfront, the pair rises to 41 and 48 floors and offers a combined 761 residences with over 300 unique layouts.

While rental concessions have been on the rise, don’t expect them here. Current pricing starts at $3,200 per month for studios, $4,500 for one-bedroom residences and $6,650 per month for two-bedrooms – and listings have no mention of any special offers. Though not yet available, there are apartments with up to three bedrooms including a limited collection of penthouse units with open-air loggias. The project is from JDS Development and SHoP Architects and leasing first launched earlier this year. Architecture critic Carter Horsley has published a review of the building, highlighting its impressive amenity package which includes a pool within the 3-story skybridge suspended 300 feet in air.

(Image via JDS Development)
american-copper-buildings-4 (Image via JDS Development)
(Image via JDS Development)

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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