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Left, above: The Biblio library,
located on the first floor, is
wrapped in walnut wood panels
and shelving and furnished with
leather and velvet sofas and
armchairs. The ceiling features
silver-colored, ornamental tin
tiles and whimsical pendants
in the shape of planispheres.
Left, below: The fitness center
features a warm-water therapy
pool, one of the many amenities
located in the community's
50,000 square feet of belowgrade space.

Residents in assisted or independent living have their own kitchens or can choose
to eat in one of the building's three gourmet
restaurants, ranging from formal dining at
The W Room to the more casual Gustavo
& Family, a Mediterranean offering with an
exhibition kitchen. Residents also have access
to private wine storage and tasting rooms.
Additionally, a 4,500-square-foot rooftop terrace runs along three sides of the building and
has sweeping views of New York Harbor, the
Statute of Liberty, and lower Manhattan.

Maximizing space
Watermark utilized its market studies and
focus groups to determine the right mix of
amenities, as well, including a 36-foot-long
warm-water therapy pool, fitness center,
salon and spa, yoga area, and wellness
consultation rooms. Knowing the importance
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of theater to its New York clientele, designers
created a performing arts center, with professional-level stage, lighting, and equipment.
The center-along with the aforementioned
amenity areas-is located underground, so
the team added acoustical flooring and wall
systems to help buffer the sounds of the
nearby subway.
In fact, the ability to incorporate all these
features made the project team appreciate what was ultimately one of the building's
biggest attributes-the 50,000 square feet of
below-grade space-even more. " It allowed
for the freedom to incorporate multiple amenities, both social and health related, without
compromising the quality of space, circulation,
and existing infrastructure, " DeMarco says. EFA
Stacey Freed is a freelance writer based in Pittsford,
N.Y. She can be reached at stacey.freed@gmail.com.

Project name: The Watermark at
	 Brooklyn Heights
Project completion date: Fall 2020
Development and ownership team:
	 Kayne Anderson (majority owner),
	 Watermark Retirement
	 Communities (operator, co	 developer, minority owner),
	 Tishman Speyer (minority
	 owner and construction owner's
	representative)
Total building area: 310,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: $330 million
Cost/sq. ft.: N/A
Architecture: Montroy DeMarco
	 Architecture
Interior design: Lemay + Escobar
General contractor: Hudson Meridian
	 Construction Group
Engineering: Silman (structural),
MG Engineering (MEP)
Lighting designer: SBLD Studio
Boiler and chiller design-build
	contractor: Eco-Systems
Food service consultant: Corsi
	Associates
Acoustical consultant: Longman
	Lindsey
Doors/locks/hardware: Ives, KN
	 Crowder, Schlage, Von Duprin,
	 Security Door Controls, LCN,
	 Rixson, ABH, Don-Jo
Handrails/wall guards: Construction
	Specialties
Project details are provided by the
design team and not vetted by
Environments for Aging.

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