626 First Avenue

Superstructure has topped out at the south tower of 626 First Avenue, the two tower residential development from JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects. This milestone follows the topping out of the north tower in January. The 41 and 49 story residential rental towers slope towards each other with a connecting bridge that will host an indoor lap pool and lounge for the residents. Work continues on the structure for the bridge. 

Curtain wall installation continues for the project's signature copper cladding on the north and south facades, surpassing the two-thirds mark. The east and west facades feature a glass curtain wall that allows for expansive views of the East River waterfront and the Midtown skyline.

Construction is slated to wrap up on both towers by 2017.

Architects: SHoP Architects; Developer: JDS Development Group; Program: Residential, Retail, Park; Location: Murray Hill, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.