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Open House New York Allows ‘Once a Year’ Access To Many of NYC’s Architectural Gems

ZEALnyc, September 28, 2017

New York City has the reputation of being one of the major architectural wonders of the world. While it may not be as old as many of Europe’s major cities, it’s the vast overview of building styles and periods that are represented here that makes it so unique and beloved. For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of this event and takes place on October 14 and 15, 2017.

From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.

The list of the 200+ participating sites for the 2017 OHNY Weekend will be announced on October 4th; for more information click here.

The ability to make advanced reservations will be available on October 5th; to download a copy of the 2017 OHNY Weekend Event Guide and Advance Reservations Guide, click here.

Some of the locations require an advance reservation and fill up quickly, but there are still many great locations of which to take advantage with “open access” (no reservation required), so start planning your weekend’s itinerary now.


Cover: General Grant National Memorial; photo: Architecturalimagery (Honorable Mention in OHNY’s 2015 photo contest).


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