Tens of thousands of New Yorkers — along with visitors from across the country and around the world — came together this year for the 2016 Open House New York Weekend, crisscrossing the five boroughs in celebration of this extraordinary city and its architecture. From sunrise on Ellis Island to sunset at Hamilton Grange and Grant’s Tomb, from the basement of Google to the roof of Westbeth, this year’s Weekend gave visitors unparalleled access to the city, deepening our understanding of the complexities of design, construction, and preservation, and providing a visceral reminder of how thoughtful design can immeasurably enrich our day-to-day lives.
Our deepest thanks to all of you who made it possible: all of our sponsors, without whose support there would be no OHNY Weekend; our site hosts, intrepid individuals and organizations who opened their doors to welcome the public into their spaces; the record-breaking 1,400 volunteers who helped manage crowds with kindness and grace; and the tens of thousands of visitors who imbue this event with boundless energy and enthusiasm. It is truly a privilege to collaborate with all of you on this incredible festival. Click below to view some of our favorite highlights.
Photo: Empire Stores by David Hogarty