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OHNY Getting to Come Out and Play More Often

Not content to be a once-a-year kinda thing, OpenHouseNewYork?a free two-day feast of citywide architecture and design peeping?has been breaking out, tossing around events like crazy, with a special focus on some Curbed favorites. Last month, for instance, they were down at Chelsea's General Theological Seminary. Status of the controversial 17-story tower? Postponed indefinitely, pending prayer and potential redesign.

And next month, OHNY will be rounding up a posse (charging admission) and then heading over to Larry Silverstein's clubhouse at 7 World Trade (status: built and ready to open this spring, mostly empty, but worried it might not have any friends to play with). Word-zipper artist Jenny Holzer is supposed to be on hand. No word on whether she'll let you reprogram it with your own purple prose for the evening.

Meanwhile, the OHNY gang is also taking suggestions for what site or interior "of architectural and design interest" you're just dying to see (free and legally). Places like the storied "mosaic-encrusted Byzantine-Gothic lobby" of the Woolworth Building, where you might recall that tweedy fellow from the Times, David W. Dunlap, was so rudely turned away with a guard's "I know what it says, but it's wrong. You have to exit, please."

Or perhaps the interior of 25 Broadway, the former Cunard Building (above right), which someone just e-mailed us about: "Its incredibly beautiful booking hall has housed a post office since the '70s ... [but it's been closed a while now.] I hope there is going to be public access to the booking hall?it would be amazing to see it restored to its former glory."
· openhousenewyork [OHNY]
· David W. Dunlap Field Trip: Thwarted at the Landmarks [Curbed]
· Monday AM Linkage: Open House NY Edition

[Photo also posted at Flickr/niznoz]