Advance Preview of the 15th Anniversary Open House New York Weekend

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Open House New York will present the 15th anniversary Open House New York Weekend, a citywide celebration of architecture and urban design.

Celebrate the architecture and urban design of New York City!

On Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017, Open House New York will present the 15th anniversary Open House New York Weekend. A partnership of more than 400 arts and cultural organizations, city agencies, architecture firms, and others, OHNY Weekend will open more than 200 buildings and projects across the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, for tours and talks with architects, urban planners, historians, preservationists, and city leaders.

With more than 85,000 visitors and 1,400 registered volunteers each year, Open House New York Weekend is one of the largest architecture festivals in the country.

"The anniversary of Open House New York Weekend comes at an especially significant moment in New York and the nation. Planning for the first OHNY Weekend began in the fall of 2001, a time when New York had closed itself off in response to September 11," says Gregory Wessner, executive director of OHNY. "Fifteen years later, amidst a national conversation about the values of access and openness, we are reminded once again that the mission of Open House New York is as meaningful and urgent as it has ever been. OHNY Weekend remains a vibrant reminder that access and openness--to the city and each other--are fundamental to a healthy civic life and an empowered citizenry."

"We are honored to be part of Open House New York, an organization that truly celebrates architecture and urban design," says Alex Bellos, president of West Elm. "Brooklyn has been our home since we were founded in 2002 and we are excited to open the doors of our offices in DUMBO for members of the design community to visit and connect."

The 15th anniversary Open House New York Weekend features a range of new sites and returning favorites, as well as a number of special series curated by Open House New York and its partners. For more information, visit www.ohny.org.

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