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New York’s Bushwick II to have 60,000-square-foot rooftop with an urban farm and recreational spaces including a pool

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Tenants will be able to grow and harvest produce at the rooftop’s urban farm.

BY Dana Schulz
6ftsquare
June 24, 2016

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it will encompass one million square feet over two city blocks and have 800-900 units, as well as an entire system of interconnecting courtyards and common spaces that break from the street grid, an 18,000-square-foot central park, and a 60,000-square-foot rooftop with an urban farm and recreational spaces including a pool.

The brick buildings vary in height from six to nine stories with diagrid braces intercepting square windows along the street. Facing the courtyards are glazed walls and balconies.

ODA founder Eran Chen said in a statement, “By interrupting the rigid order of a typical NYC street grid and blending it with the sequencing of a European village, the path becomes a meandering courtyard rather than a direct line from a to b.” He added, “The project is truly a city within a city, a culture in and of itself, and a project that we hope will continue to challenge all the expected sacrifices of urban life.”

Read the complete article here.