Anthony Quintano via Flickr

Dear Friends:

It is a great pleasure to send greetings to everyone attending the 13th Annual Open House New York Weekend.

As a hub of innovation and the arts, New York has a long and storied architectural history, and our city has always been at the forefront of advancements in the field of urban planning and design. The five boroughs attract some of the world’s leading architects, and their groundbreaking projects that range from the classic to the contemporary have become some of the most famous and widely recognized public spaces, skyscrapers, and cultural landmarks ever created.

With its ongoing mission to foster greater appreciation for our city’s distinct architectural landscape, OHNY has showcased the buildings and structures that have come to define New York, offering visitors and longtime residents alike the opportunity to see our urban environment in new and inspiring ways. As part of the annual OHNY Weekend, workshops, exclusive tours, and discussions will bring together engineers, architectural enthusiasts, and the public to celebrate achievements in construction. The event will also offer a chance to plan for the future with attention to the latest sustainable developments and projects that are helping move our city forward.

On behalf of the City of New York, I thank OHNY staff and volunteers for opening the doors of our buildings to inspire the next generation of urban designers and for paying tribute to the architectural legacy of the five boroughs. Please accept my best wishes for a memorable and enjoyable weekend.



Bill de Blasio


Photo: Anthony Quintano via Flickr