The full list of sites and tours for the 2014 Open House New York weekend won't be released for another week, but today, OHNY revealed a few more events and attractions, including Eero Saarinen's iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. The terminal rarely opens to the public, and for the last four years, it has been OHNY's most visited site. This year, it will be hosting tours on Saturday, October 11. Many of the newly revealed locations need advanced reservations, as do the new events, which include an East River Esplanade walking tour with CIVITAS and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects and a tour of remediation efforts in Newtown Creek with ExxonMobil.
Other reservation-needed events include a tour of Harlem's new Sugar Hill Project lead by architect David Adjaye; a tour of PS109, recently converted into El Barrio's Artspace; the under-renovation United Nations campus; and the rarely-open-to-the-public Woolworth Building lobby.
But for those who can't be bothered to make advanced plans, half of the sites and tours have complete open access. Of these, one of the most popular will certainly be the Great Hall of the New York Hall of Science, built in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park for the 1964-65 World's Fair. The 100-foot-tall space has "no corners or straight segments" and has spent the last few years being restored by Ennead Architects. Less famous, but equally intriguing is the Spitzer School of Architecture's Solar Roofpod, an ecotastic micro-dwelling designed by students for the 2011 Solar Decathlon.
For the first time, OHNY is also hosting "Factory Friday" this year. On Friday, October 10, eight factories across the city will be open for tours, giving the public a behind the scenes glimpse of goods that are manufactured in the five boroughs. Sites include the Organic Food Incubator in Long Island City, the metal fabricators Ferra Designs in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and silk flower makers M & S Schmalberg in the Garment District.
Also for the first time, OHNY is hosting nighttime tours to show "how the art of lighting the urban environment shapes our experience of the city." Ten "significant exterior lighting design projects" will be toured, including the 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, and the High Line.
· OHNY Event Guide [official]
· All Open House New York 2014 coverage [Curbed]