Archtober is back!

Grange Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn. Photo by Anastasia Cole Plakias, toured October 4, 2017

It is October in New York City, and that means the return of Archtober! Archtober is the annual celebration of architecture and design here in New York City. Museums and libraries and famous sites all over the city open up for lectures and rare landmark tours. Museums plan exhibitions around it, architecture firms relish the publicity, and the entire NYC interior design, landscape design, and architecture communities get a chance to see and be seen.

https://archtober.org/calendar

There’s a different site of the day every single day, and the destinations are blogged by the organizers, if you’re curious about the places you’ve missed.

 

Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Photo by Helena Kubicka de Braganca, toured October 11, 2017

The highlighted sites cover a wide range of design goals, from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (19th century gothic-style Episcopalian cathedral) to the Cary Leeds Center for Learning in the Bronx (a center for tennis and sports education which is a joint venture between the New York City Center for Parks & Recreation and the New York Junior Tennis & Learning organization).

Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning. Photo by Randy Rubin, toured October 7, 2017

This being about New York City, of course pundits are trying to game the system by making lists of the highlights of the month’s activities. Here are a couple of those lists:

http://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/top-10-archtober-2017/

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/9/25/16352498/archtober-new-york-architecture-festival-preview

Get out there and see some great design!

The Morris-Jumel Mansion. Photo by Trish Mayo, touring October 28, 2017

All photos taken from the Archtober publicity calendar.

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