The 11th annual openhousenewyork inc. (OHNY) will offer a sneak peek at some of the city’s most talked-about new developments.
There will be a preview of 4 World Trade Center, designed by Maki and Associates, before it officially opens; An inside look at the new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Cooper Robertson Partners.
And a visit to BRIC Arts | Media House, opening this October in the cultural hub of Downtown Brooklyn, by Leeser Architecture in the historic Strand Theater which now includes a new performance space, contemporary art gallery, artist workspace, and television and media production studios.
OHNY will also give participants a rare tour of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Long Island City, a large, one-of-a-kind repository of sheet and pressed glass used by Tiffany Studios.
Hailed as New York City’s foremost celebration of architecture and design, the citywide cultural event offers access to hundreds of sites, family and youth activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and on-site talks for an opportunity to meet the architects, designers, planners, engineers and historians.
“Over the years, OHNY Weekend has become a beloved New York tradition – it’s the one weekend a year when thousands of New Yorkers and tourists alike are given entrée into places and spaces not generally open to the public,” said Gregory Wessner, executive director of OHNY.
“This Weekend is gearing up to be one of the most exciting and eclectic in the history of the organization.”
This year, OHNY Weekend is also opening the doors of private residences ranging from historic to contemporary including a newly restored 1937 Art Deco apartment complete with period furnishings in Pelham Parkway (Bronx); LOT-EK’s Morton Loft (Manhattan); the Energy Star-rated TroutHouse (Brooklyn); and noroof’s Pushmi-Pullyu House (Brooklyn).
OHNY is also reprising its collaboration with Interior Design magazine with the Designers’ Own Homes Tours that showcase homes designed by contemporary architects and interior designers, curated by the editors of the magazine.
They include the Slade Residence, the David Ling Architect Duplex, the Yabu Pushelberg Residence, the Gwathmey Siegel Architects Apartment, and the Kushner Studios House.
Returning favorite sites include the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Grand Lodge of Masons, the Four Seasons, the last unbuilt section of the High Line, the Hindu Temple Society of North America, Jefferson Market Library, Little Red Lighthouse, New York City Center, the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Paul Rudolph Foundation/Modulightor, and the TWA Flight Center at JFK, among many others.
More than 200,000 people are expected to participate in the OHNY Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2013.
Most sites are free and open to the public, although some to require reservations, for which there is a $5.00 charge.