In the true spirit of Open House New York Weekend, this year’s Launch Party will give you a chance to visit a space that the public would never normally have the chance to see: the crown of Eleven Times Square, with its eye-popping views of the Crossroads of the World, the Midtown skyline, and the Hudson River.

OHNY invites you to join us at the top of this sculptural 40-story tower that defines the western gateway of Times Square along 42nd Street. Designed by FXFOWLE, Eleven Times Square draws its inspiration from Times Square’s 24-hour convergence of media, entertainment, commerce, and tourism. Not so much a singular object as a collage of shape and form, Eleven Times Square sensitively frames views of nearby icons like the Candler and McGraw Hill Buildings, and amplifies the energy of the surrounding blocks.

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Earlier this Spring, OHNY toured the space with FXFOWLE Principal Dan Kaplan. “The thing about architecture is that, by and large, it’s a craft,” Kaplan told the group. “It takes a lot of time, and a lot of care. Something like 35,000 hours went into this building [from FXFOWLE staff], and we didn’t even do the office interiors.” FXFOWLE has been instrumental in the re-imagining of the Times Square area over the past few decades, starting with their work on the iconic 4 Times Square in the late 1990s and more recently the new New York Times building. The completion of Eleven Times Square marks the culmination of that decades-long effort.

At the 2015 OHNY Weekend Launch Party, visitors will enjoy sweeping views from the 35th floor of the tower, which occupies a full block along Eighth Avenue between West 41st and West 42nd Streets; enter our Launch Party Raffle for a chance to go on exclusive tours of New York City icons; check out the Five Boroughs Pavilion, a project designed and fabricated by a studio at the Princeton University School of Architecture that maps hundreds of sites that OHNY has opened over the years; stop by the OHNY Weekend Concierge Desk for a personalized Weekend itinerary; and take your photo with the 2015 OHNY Weekend Frame—designed by Moorhead & Moorhead and featured on the cover of this year’s Event Guide.

Click here to learn more about the Launch Party and purchase tickets today!

Open House New York acknowledges the generous support of SJP Properties and FXFOWLE for this year’s Launch Party.