Touring New York City Architecture

Openhousenewyork will present the 7th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend, October 10 and 11, with an opening party on Friday, October 9, at The Visionare. OHNY will provide free access to sites that showcase New York City’s rich architectural, design, engineering, and cultural heritage. More than 175,000 people are expected to participate in the event, which in past years has drawn audiences from beyond the five boroughs to encompass all 50 states and many nations around the world.

The Center for Architecture will serve as the OHNY Welcome Center and host of the two-day OHNY Weekend Family Festival, sponsored by Target. The festival will include hands-on activities and workshops organized by groups like the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, The Noble Maritime Center, Solar One, South Street Seaport Museum, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and the Trust for Architectural Easements, as well as Center for Architecture Foundation, among others.

Some of the participating sites include tours The Visionaire, a new participating site and the greenest residential development in the United States; Apollo Theater, recently renovated by Beyer Blinder and Belle Architects; the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, the world’s oldest subway tunnel; High Line designed by James Corner Field Operations with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro; the Standard Hotel by Todd Schliemann of Polshek Partnership Architects; the Richard Meier and Partners Model Museum; the Slot House in Fort Greene, Brooklyn by noroof architects; and Brooklyn Makes, a self-guided tour that features a series of video projections on building facades that depict what goes on in these buildings.

Radio City Music Hall will be one of the other perennial favorites that will be opening their doors to the public, among 13 others.

Tickets are $30 each when purchased in advance or $40 at the door.