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Open House NY 2016 tours include New York Wheel, Met Opera House

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The full list of over 250 sites will be unveiled October 5

One of New York City’s biggest architecture spectacles is making its grand return this October—Open House New York Weekend—which will be held on October 15, and 16, and provide access to over 250 sites across the five boroughs. Among the locations this year will be the construction site of the New York Wheel on Staten Island, one of the former Wonder Theaters in Queens, the also under-construction Pier 17 site, and the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.

Seeing that it’s the centennial of the National Park Service, OHNY is also teaming up with the service to provide several ranger-lead tours of Ellis Island, Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace in Gramercy, and the General Grant National Memorial.

Keeping with the theme of parks, OHNY has also partnered with the American Society of Landscape Architects-New York to highlight the role of landscape architecture in recently completed projects. OHNY tends to partner with a different professional organization each year, and this year’s link-up with ASLA-NY will give people access to the garden at Via 57 West, designed by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects, the Naval Cemetery Landscape designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, and the High Line by James Corner Field Operations.

And in a repeat from last year, yours truly, Curbed, is also partnering with OHNY to take you inside some of the most talked about residences in the city such as a model apartment at Art Deco landmark, 70 Pine Street, and one of the first Passive House wood frame buildings in the city, the under renovation Clifton Residence.

Past favorites of this now 14-year-long tradition are also returning including City Hall, Brooklyn Army Terminal and New York State Pavilion. A full list of sites will become available on OHNY’s website on October 5, and while most sites can be visited free of cost, some need advance reservations at a cost of $5 per person.