openstudios Flatiron District 

 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Studio tours, 1-5 pm
Reception 5-7 pm

 

Open House New York invites you inside the studios and offices of some of the city’s leading architects, designers, and engineers during openstudios Flatiron District, a Saturday afternoon open house celebrating the neighborhood as a thriving center of architecture and design. Visit the spaces where architects work, see new projects in the design phase, and meet the individuals who are helping to shape the city’s future.

openstudios is an ongoing series organized by Open House New York to celebrate the architecture community and the neighborhoods around the city that are major hubs of creativity and innovation in architecture, design, engineering, and urban planning.

General Admission: $30 in advance / $35 at check-in
OHNY Members, students and seniors: $20 in advance / $25 at check-in

Advance registration ends Friday, April 11 at 5pm.
Purchase advance tickets online here.

Please note: You must check-in at Open House New York’s office at 1133 Broadway, Suite 802, before visiting participating studios. Check-in will be open from 12:45 to 3:30 pm.

Participating studios

Seaport Series: Archaeology of the Seaport

 

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Monday, March 31, 2014
6 pm

Alyssa Loorya, president and principal investigator of Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants, leads a tour of the South Street Seaport highlighting archaeological discoveries unearthed from beneath this storied commercial district’s streets during its redevelopment and revitalization. The tour will end with a rare, hands-on survey of recent archaeological finds.

$15 OHNY Members
$25 General Admission
Reservations begin on March 24 at 10 am here.

 

Seaport Series: Historic Front Street

 

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New Date: April 29, 2014
5pm

Rick Cook, principal of COOKFOX Architects, leads a tour of Historic Front Street, a dynamic mixed-use complex of shops and apartments that thoughtfully fuses contemporary design with a block of formerly neglected historic brick warehouses from the Seaport’s heyday. Learn about how the neighborhood’s rich history is informing the architecture of its revitalization today, and how Historic Front Street’s post-Sandy retrofit could provide a model for post-disaster recovery in historic areas in the future.

$15 OHNY Members
$25 General Admission

 

The Seaport Series is a series of OHNY tours and programs that explore the past, present, and future of the South Street Seaport as it transforms itself into one of the most architecturally and culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the city.

 

Recent Programs

Repairing the Rift

What is the South Street Seaport? A talk and tour with Robert LaValva

 

 

Seaport Series: Repairing the Rift

 

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
11 am

When the elevated highway now known as the FDR cut through the South Street Seaport in 1954, it had a profound impact on the feel and flow of the area. OHNY invites you to join WXY Architecture + Urban Design’s Adam Lubinsky and artist and designer Yeju Choi on a walking tour that will explore the proposed site of the Brooklyn Bridge Beach, part of the East River Blueway Plan, and the pop-up participatory installation Catch — & — Release, part of the Design/Relief initiative by AIGA New York, to understand how social and infrastructural strategies for addressing the void created by the FDR can work hand-in-hand to reconnect the neighborhood with its waterfront.

The Seaport Series is a series of OHNY tours and programs that explore the past, present, and future of the South Street Seaport as it transforms itself into one of the most architecturally and culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the city.

Admission $15 OHNY Members / $25 General Admission.
Reservations begin Friday, March 7th at 10 am here.

 

Rendering courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban Planning

 

OHNY Icons: Brooklyn Public Library

 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6 pm

This members-only program is now at capacity, but you can follow the tour on February 12th as we live tweet it. We’ll be posting photos, interesting facts, and more.

To join the conversation, tweet us @ohny or use #OHNYicons.

 

Campus Tour: George B. Post at City College of New York

 

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Photo credit: Jeremy Seto / Flickr

Thursday, February 20, 2014
4 pm

Take a special tour of George B. Post’s neo-Gothic masterpiece with George Ranalli, Dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The tour – which explores the campus buildings’ elaborate exterior ornamentation as well as interior spaces like Shepard Hall’s Great Hall – marks the opening of “Building the Modern Gothic: George Post at City College,” a new exhibition featuring 45 full-scale digital reproductions of Post’s original drawings for the campus buildings. The tour of the campus will end at the exhibition with remarks by Dean Ranalli, the exhibition’s curator.

This event is limited to OHNY members only. Admission is free. Online reservations will begin at 10 am on February 13 here.
Not an OHNY member yet? Click here to see a full list of membership levels and benefits and join today!

 

Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

 

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
6 pm

Tour the house-museum of American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91) with the Gross Foundation’s executive director Dr. Susan Fisher. One of the 2013 OHNY Weekend’s most popular sites, the Gross Foundation is a hidden treasure located in a four-story 1830s Greenwich Village townhouse, home to the artist’s sculpture studio, art gallery, and living quarters. The tour will visit all four floors of this unique building, portions of which are not open to the public, while also highlighting Gross’ extensive art collection of over 7,000 objects, almost 2,000 of which are on view.

Admission $15 OHNY members; $25 non-members.
Purchase tickets here.

 

OHNY Previews: New School University Center

 

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
10am

Get an exclusive OHNY members-only preview of the New School’s new University Center, a 16-story campus hub, with Colin Koop, AIA of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Lia Gartner, AIA LEED AP, the New School’s Vice President for Design, Construction and Facilities Management. Tour state-of-the-art classrooms, the two-story library and study space, the 800-seat Tishman Auditorium, and the Center’s many open collaborative spaces. In addition, explore the University’s Center’s signature “communicating stair” system, and the innovative sustainability features of this projected LEED Gold building, including a green roof, and strategic lighting and climate systems.

This event is limited to OHNY members only. Admission is free. Online reservations will begin at 10 am on February 21 here.
Not an OHNY member yet? Click here to see a full list of membership levels and benefits and join today!

OHNY Icons: Brooklyn Public Library

 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6pm

Join openhousenewyork for a tour of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library with Chief Librarian Richard Reyes-Gavilan. Opened in 1941, the Streamlined Moderne building occupies one of Brooklyn’s most prominent sites, its concave entrance façade tracing the ellipse of Grand Army Plaza. The tour will begin with the majestic public spaces before visiting the underground stacks; the Hunt Collection of Children’s Literature, with rare materials dating back to the 1740s; and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Morgue, which houses clippings of this historic local newspaper from 1903 to 1955.

OHNY Icons is a new members-only series that provides behind-the-scenes access to some of the city’s most treasured buildings.

Tickets
Admission is free and limited to OHNY members only.

Due to high demand and limited space, tickets for this event will be distributed via a lottery. OHNY members only may enter their names into the lottery until 11:59pm on Thursday, January 30th. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, January 31st. Click here to enter.

Not an OHNY member yet? Click here to join today.