Your First Look at 2016’s Open House New York Sites!

Posted On Wed, August 17, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, August 17, 2016 By In Events, Landscape Architecture, Starchitecture, Urban Design

Here’s a sneak peek at the more than 250 sites that have made it onto 2016’s highly anticipated Open House New York Weekend (OHNY), a two-day festival where usually off limits buildings across the city’s five boroughs open their doors to the public for tours, talks, and exploration. Now in its 14th year, OHNY has brought back a number of beloved locales to their roster, including the NY State Pavilion, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, City Hall and Google; they’ve also rounded up a number of brand-new spaces like the Metropolitan Opera House and the West Village’s Westbeth Artists House. The full list won’t be released for another few weeks, but we’ve got some of the highlights ahead.


As released by OHNY today, this year’s locales will include:

  • Pier 17, one of the Seaport District’s first redevelopment projects
  • Westbeth, the former Bell Telephone Laboratories building in West Village, now home to hundreds of artists
  • WABC-TV, the high-tech studios in Lincoln Square
  • Metropolitan Opera House
  • The New York Wheel, currently under construction in Staten Island
  • Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, the first of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” built in the late 1920s, located in Jamaica
  • A sunrise tour of Ellis Island
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace in Gramercy, newly renovated
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • City Hall
  • Masonic Hall
  • Via 57 West’s VIA Garden with tour by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
  • Naval Cemetery Landscape with tour by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
  • High Line with tour by James Corner Field Operations

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  • New York State Pavilion
  • 70 Pine
  • The Charles
  • Clifton Residence
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
  • Brooklyn Army Terminal
  • Google
  • Jefferson Market Library
  • Jeffrey Hook’s Lighthouse
  • Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

A complete list of sites will be released on Wednesday, October 5th on the official OHNY site.

Most sites are completely free to visit but several will require advanced registration with a $5 fee; reservations will be taken starting Thursday, October 6th at 11am.

OHNY Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th.

Learn more about the event here.


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