Open House New York is always a popular event for architecture and design lovers, but this year the organization is throwing a little green into the mix. In collaboration with the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the 2016 program includes the New Landscapes New York tour, which will take lucky participants on an urban adventure through 17 of the city’s most vibrant landscape architecture landmarks.
This weekend, New York architecture and nature lovers can tour some of the city’s newest open-air projects such as Concrete Plant Park, FDR Four Freedoms Park, the New York Times Building Lobby Garden, the Naval Cemetery Landscape, Pier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park, The High Bridge, the High Line, and Pier 15, as well as other amazing sites.
“New York City is at the forefront of reimagining the possibilities for the urban landscape,” says OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner. “From parks like the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park to public spaces like the Times Square plazas to visionary projects like the Lowline, landscape architects in New York are at the leading edge of innovation. Open House New York is thrilled to partner with ASLA-NY to showcase this extraordinary work.”
“Cities are more than just buildings and people. Open space is a key component to making any city livable,” says ASLA-NY executive director Kathy Shea. “New Landscapes New York celebrates the work of landscape architects who design and steward urban green space that not only offers beauty and areas for recreation and respite, but also valuable economic, health, community building, and ecosystem benefits.”
The tours will take place on October 15th and 16th. Some of the tours will be open access, but others will require advance reservations. More information is available at the OHNY website.
Images via The High Line Facebook