Photo Essay: openhousenewyork 2008

Event: openhousenewyork weekend
Location: Citywide, 10.04-05.08
Organizer: openhousenewyork

In its sixth year, openhousenewyork opened doors to buildings not usually open to the public, held walking tours, dance events, lighting tours, featured green buildings, activities for children, dialogues with architects and historians, and hosted podcasts. Here is a collection of photos from the weekend.

Sites included (l-r): New York University Department of Philosophy, interiors by Steven Holl Architects; P.S. 260 by Stephen O’Dell Architect; New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library, by Carrere & Hastings with interior renovations by Davis Brody Bond Aedas.

(l-r): Lisa Delgado; Jessica Sheridan; Jessica Sheridan

Architecture firms and homeowners opened their doors to the public (l-r): Atelier Ten; FXFOWLE Architects; Fairfax & Sammons Residence, renovation by Fairfax & Sammons; Kushner Residence, by KUSHNER studios.

(l-r): Lisa Delgado; Bill Millard; David Lindsay; David Lindsay

Churches and synagogues also welcomed visitors (l-r): Grace Episcopal Church, by James Renwick, Jr.; St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, steeple by Ithiel Town, parish hall by James Renwick, Jr.; Marble Collegiate Church, by Samuel A. Warner.

Jessica Sheridan

Walking tours included (l-r): South Street Seaport, led by Sean Rasmussen of the AIANY Emerging NY Architects committee; Murray’s Cheese, led by cheese mongers working in the underground cheese caves; Chrysler Building lobby, led by architectural historian Robert Kiara.

(l-r): Jessica Sheridan; David Lindsay; Bill Millard

Cultural institutions let visitors explore free of charge (l-r): Morgan Library & Museum, by McKim, Mead, and White, expansion by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners; Japan Society, by Junzo Yoshimura; Harry F. Sinclair House (Ukrainian Institute of America, by C.P.H. Gilbert.

Bill Millard