Our favorite fall event is officially on the calendar for October 12 and 13, 2013. Open House New York announced its annual architecture and design celebration today, revealing a few of the new places that will open their doors to the public. The 11th annual extravaganza?which lets the public visit rooftop farms, private townhouses, architecture studios, starchitect-designed office towers, and under-construction parks for free?has added the new Whitney Museum and Four World Trade Center to the list of venues
meaning that visitors will get preview tours before the buildings officially open to the public. Visitors can take a preview tour of Four World Trade Center, and the Whitney will host a perimeter tour of the new museum site and conversation about the design.
Other new venues include the Citi Bike warehouse under the Gowanus Expressway, where the bikes are stored and repaired; the new BRIC Arts Media House in the BAM Cultural District; and the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, a "one-of-a-kind repository of sheet and pressed glass" used by Tiffany Studio in Long Island City.
Returning favorites include the High Line Railyards, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the TWA Flight Center, and the Four Seasons Hotel. Private house tours include a crazy West Village loft by LOT-EK, the eco-friendly TroutHouse in Brooklyn, and a restored Art Deco apartment in the Bronx. Interior Design magazine is once again collaborating with OHNY to offer tours of custom-designed homes by contemporary architects, include the Slade Residence, an apartment by Gwathmey Siegel, and a duplex home by David Ling. The schedule is still being finalized, and the full list of sites will be released October 3rd.
UPDATE: A previous version of this story stated that visitors would have access inside the new Whitney Museum, but that is incorrect. There will be a perimeter tour of the site, along with a discussion about the new building. Curbed regrets the error.
· Open House New York [official]
· Open House New York coverage [Curbed]