The Manhattan Bridge almost looks close enough to reach out and touch from the roof of Two Trees’ 45 Main Street in Dumbo, the site of Brownstoner’s first Open Houses networking event Tuesday night.
Guests mingled and munched as they checked out the view and the impressively built out rooftop and garden designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also had a hand in Manhattan’s High Line.
Event host Two Trees, well known for helping to transform Dumbo, is adding 10,000-square-foot rooftop gardens to all its Dumbo office buildings this summer. The gardens at Two Trees’ 20 Jay and 55 Washington open July 5.
Grasses and perennials cover huge Cor-Ten steel planter boxes and trees shade built-in wood banquettes and tables. A raised wooden platform with more seating and slats overhead for shade lead the eye up to the building’s two raised water towers.
A jazz duo from Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts performed. Event sponsor Churchill Living, which provides furniture rental and apartment staging services for home sellers and brokers, created an outdoor room with rug, couch and chairs on the platform.
Guests — residential and commercial brokers, mortgage brokers, developers, architects, plaster experts, kitchen makers and interior designers among them — sipped sangria and gave it a whirl.
[Photos by Susan De Vries]
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