The 13th annual Open House New York will take place the weekend of October 17th and 18th.
For two days each October, the Annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.
From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.
The list of participating sites and programs for OHNY Weekend will be available this Tuesday, October 6th, at which time you can download the 2015 OHNY Weekend Event Guide. Sign ups for the sites that require advance registration will begin on October 7th at 11 am.
Many of the sites, from historic homes, to houses of worship, to think tanks, to universities, to theaters, and so on, are incredible and great to visit. For me, the best of all was the iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK designed in 1962 byEero Saarinen! Last year, for example, the TWA Flight center was open for 4 1/2 hours on the Saturday of OHNY Weekend.
TWA was the first airline I remember having an account with and earning miles with. Walking around the terminal brought back so many memories. The design is phenomenal – Saarinen was a genius! It was a special day.
My question is this: with the recent news that the TWA Flight Center is being developed into a hotel, will it be among the sites featured on Open House New York to visit the year? I guess it depends on how far along the development of the hotel project is. However, if it is featured as part of OHNY 2015 – this will be the last time you can see what it looked like then, as if time stood still. It would be worth making plans to visit – it is that special!
Here is a sampling of photos from my POST FROM LAST YEAR (visit the post to see more photos):
Last year, there was a meetup of Reach For the Miles, the New York Frequent Flyer Meetup Group, organized by Mike from UPGRD, at the TWA Flight Center. If this year’s OHNY includes the TWA Flight Center, I bet there’ll be another meet up there. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I hope I will see you on October 17th!