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Open House New York Weekend is right around the corner and if you’re as excited as we are, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are even more ways to get involved. We previously curated a list of 13 must-visit locations to see during OHNY that don’t require reservations, and now we’re showcasing what’s on tap for two special series that will be taking place during the weekend.

As part of the The Final Mile, factories part of the Made in NYC network will open its doors on Friday October 16th (the day before OHNY Weekend) for “Food Factory Friday and Production Spaces.” Then on the 17th and 18th, select urban farms and food business incubators will be hosting open houses. These tours provide you with an inside look at the businesses’ unique spatial needs and their innovative farming techniques within the city’s dense urban fabric.

OHNY is also partnering with the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to highlight some of New York City’s recent engineering feats. During “Engineering New York,” tours will give an insightful look at new buildings from the perspective of the structural engineers who helped transform them from an idea to a reality. All reservations begin tomorrow at 11am.

 17. Porcelanosa

Porcelanosa - Fifth Ave - OHNY - NYC - Untapped Cities

To create an iconic new flagship showroom for tile, kitchen, bathroom and hardwood company Porcelanosa, Foster + Partners, working with structural engineers from Gilsantz Murral Steficek, created an entirely new structure within the historic Commodore Criterion building. The result is a dramatic, light-filled, six level showroom that includes a design library with more than 1,000 references of tiles, mosaics, stones and hardwoods in a dramatic, top-level space. On OHNY Weekend, tour the newly opened showroom with architects (on Saturday) or structural engineers (on Sunday) to learn about how they crafted a dynamic, highly flexible new sequence of spaces within the building’s landmarked shell. Porcelanosa is located at 200 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

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