openhousenewyork is made up of New Yorkers from various backgrounds with a shared commitment to encourage direct public experience of architecture and design. We are planning our 2nd annual city-wide celebration of New York City's greatest architecture and design. A weekend event in all five boroughs, inviting the public to tour, free of charge, building and faciilities that are usually closed to the public. Famous Landmarks to Insider Favorites, Subways to Substations, Tunnels to Towers, Boardrooms to Bedrooms, Mansions to Markets, Radical New Work to Historic Sites. A weekend filled with educational programming developed by design-related organizations. Similar events in other world-class cities have attracted diverse audiences and popular acclaim. London 360,000 Toronto 136,000 Sydney 35,000 Become a part of the 10th annual openhousenewyork - coming October 12 and 13, 2013!

Mission: openhousenewyork celebrates New York City's architecture through an annual program of public access to significant buildings and sites in all five boroughs. Through these events, we will promote appreciation of New York City's built-environment. Our mission is to broaden public awareness by welcoming a diverse audience to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering, and design; to educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in architecture and urban planning; and to showcase outstanding new work as well as buildings and structures of historic merit.
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