Hunters Point Library, Steven Holl Architects, Photo by Paul Warchol, Courtesy Steven Holl Architects
Each day in the month of October a different building in New York City will opens its doors to visitors who want to see and learn more about the structure’s unique architecture. The Building of the Day program presented by Archtober, a month-long series of events all over New York City that celebrate design and architecture, brings the public inside the city’s most amazing spaces for architect led walking tours. The events are presented by a variety of organizations including the Center for Architecture, Open House New York, and the American Association of Architects, to name a few.
Untapped Cities has partnered with Archtober to grant access to select events throughout the month. If you are or become an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join the following Archtober events for free:
- Cocktails and Conversations: An architect and critic paired in conversation. Each guest receives one custom cocktail!
- Arthur Ronsenblatt Memorial Lecture: Thomas Phifer, FAIA
- Pumpkitecture: annual architectural pumpkin carving competition
- Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards
We’ve rounded up all of the participating Building of the Day buildings, and links to register for tours, in the following list!
October 1st – Hispanic Society Museum & Library
Hispanic Society – Photo by Nicholas Venezia, courtesy Selldorf Architect
Address: 613 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032
Original architect: Charles Pratt Huntington (1906)
Renovation Architects: Selldorf Architects + Beyer Blinder Belle (ongoing)
While the Hispanic Society Museum and Library is closed for renovation, enjoy special access to learn more about the history of this unique building and Audubon Terrace. Representatives from Beyer, Blinder Belle and Selldorf Architects will provide background of the building designed by Charles Pratt Huntington in 1908, and a curator from HSML will provide an overview of the Sorolla Gallery, housing the monumental series of 14 paintings known as Vision of Spain by the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, which was renovated in 2006-2007.