Photographer's Note

These new set of buildings catch my eye whenever I pass by them. They are the American Copper Buildings, completed in 2017, and, as their name implies, the exteriors are made of copper. :-) The two towers, each with 48 floors, are connected by a three-level sky bridge, and they appear to be dancing with each other. The sky bridge is 300 feet (more than 91 meters) above street level.

This is the first new sky bridge built in Manhattan in 80 years. It contains a fitness center, a lounge, and a 75 foot (almost 23 meter) indoor, lap pool. The length and placement of the pool makes it possible to swim from one building to the other! On top of the sky bridge, there is also a private space available to only three residents – I guess the three that are willing to pay for it. :-)

As time passes, the copper exteriors will begin to change color, similar to the oxidation that has taken place on the Statue of Liberty. Most people are familiar with the Statue’s current, green color, but it actually started out brown. According to the internet, this is an intentional characteristic of these new buildings. I don’t know how long it will take for them to change color, but I like the shiny brown that is currently visible.

The location is on First Avenue, just a few blocks south of the United Nations. Being next to the East River, most of the condos have wonderful river views.

In the WS is a close-up view of the sky bridge.

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