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Roof Terrace at 60 Water Street

James Corner Field Operations

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August King

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Roof Terrace at 60 Water Street

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The design of the Dock Street Rooftop Terrace capitalizes on the spectacular panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, East River and Manhattan Skyline. Field Operations created a “meadow in the sky’, carving out a series of distinct “rooms” and environments oriented towards each of the unique vistas. The garden serves the residents of the building, providing a communal space for outdoor living, lounging, dining, relaxing and entertaining.

A mirrored cube transforms an existing egress stair into a focal point, creating a continuous horizon that reflects the expansive views and provides a shaded area for sitting, dining and entertaining. The design also features a series of custom alcove benches that face Downtown Brooklyn to the south, a long linear water feature that captures impressive views of the East River to the north where visitors can cool their feet on a hot day, and a large wood deck and trellis that frame intimate views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan to the west. A central dining area is surrounded by a tall meadow composed of various grasses and perennials such as Korean Feather Reed Grass, Moor Grass, Coneflowers, Yarrows, and Calamint.
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