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Fly Around Renderings of SHoP's In-Progress East River Towers

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A mud pit no longer, the site on First Avenue just north of 34th Street will eventually be home to two curvy towers, connected by a skybridge, which will hold 800 rental apartments. The ubiquitous SHoP Architects is designing, and JDS Development Group released a flyover video that shows the coppery buildings from all angles—and how they'll dominate the waterfront. When it's complete in 2017, fancy complex is set to have a boatload of amenities, including an infinity pool, fitness center, squash court, boxing gym, a "demo kitchen" with a dining room, a playroom, and a screening room. Meanwhile, in real life, photographer and construction watcher Tectonic has been tracking the towers' rise along the East River. Since construction started around February, there's been definite progress.

Here's the main rendering we've seen before, albeit one of many:

And here's the flyover video:

Some more construction shots from Tectonic, posted to Flickr this weekend:

· New Video Reveals How SHoP's 626 First Avenue Will Dance into Midtown's East River Skyline [6sqft]
· 626 First Avenue [Tectonic]
· SHoP's Curvy Rental Towers Begin Their Ascent on First Ave. [Curbed]
· SHoP-Designed Rental Towers To Rise in First Avenue Mud Pit [Curbed]
· All 626 Second Avenue coverage [Curbed]

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