60 Water Street Completes in Dumbo by LEESER Architecture

60 Water Street

60 Water Street
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Located along historic Water Street (across from Empire Stores), the project integrates an full-floor, 45,000-square-foot public middle school to serve 300 students.

60 Water Street
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60 Water Street includes 220,000 square feet of rental apartments (20% designated affordable housing), a three-level underground public parking garage, 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.

60 Water Street
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With the recent opening of its rooftop garden, 60 Water Street is Leeser Architecture’s latest completed project in New York City.

60 Water Street
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The design is a direct response to the building’s location. Situated at the sloping junctions of old, waterfront merchant streets and sliced overhead by the Brooklyn Bridge, the site itself is a reflection of Dumbo’s condition – an imperfect pattern of old and new elements brought together through a cohesive energy.

60 Water Street
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The intersecting layers and angles inherent to the site are folded into the building envelope, answering a complex shape that was dictated by the City itself.

60 Water Street
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Viewed from a distance, a branching two story line cuts an iconic void pattern into the field of glass fins that wrap the building.

60 Water Street
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More often viewed at a shallow angle, the fritted glass fins soften the building envelope blurring the edges and giving it a cloud-like presence. Source by LEESER Architecture.

60 Water Street
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Location: New York City, USA
Architects: LEESER Architecture
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of LEESER Architecture

60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture
60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture
60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture
60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture
60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture
60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture
60 Water Street
Photo © LEESER Architecture

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