Retro Notes: “Copperline”

Retro Notes: "Copperline." Photo by Rick Stachura. January 22, 2018.

 

 

Took a fall from a windy height

I only know how to hold on tight

And pray for love enough to last all night

Down on Copperline

 

 


 

Lyrics from “Copperline” by James Taylor, 1991.

Photo by Rick Stachura. American Copper Buildings, 626 1st Avenue. January 22, 2018.

Designed by SHoP Architects and completed in 2017, the buildings are sheathed in 18 types of material sourced from 7 different countries. As reported in the “Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal” magazine, the “glass came from China; extrusions from Asia and the U.S.; window hardware, copper and stainless steel from Germany; and speciality glass from Switzerland and Belgium.”

The 48 and 41-story structures are connected by a 3-story skybridge. 

(This story was originally posted to my old Tumblr site on January 27, 2018.)

 


 

 

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