Open House New York and the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) are partnering to present New Landscapes New York, tours of 17 of New York’s new open spaces and landscapes during the 14th Annual Open House New York Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, 2016, New Landscapes New York tours will give visitors a chance to meet the designers.
“New York City is 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 projects like the Lowline, Open House New York is thrilled to partner with ASLA-NY to showcase these works.”
“Cities are more than just buildings and people. Open space is a component to making a 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 economic, health, community building, and ecosystem benefits.”
New Landscapes New York Sites
- Concrete Plant Park – Bronx River Alliance
- Naval Cemetery Landscape – Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
- FDR Four Freedoms Park – Lois Sherr Dubin
- New York Times Building Lobby Garden – HMWhite
- Gil Hodges Community Garden – Stantec with New York Restoration Project
- Nowadays – Future Green Studio
- Hallett Nature Sanctuary – Central Park Conservancy
- Pier 5 Uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park – Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. with Brooklyn Bridge Park
- The High Bridge – NYC Parks and Recreation
- Pier 15 – Ken Smith Workshop
- High Line – James Corner Field Operations
- Queensway – DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture with The Trust For Public Land
- Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park – Thomas Balsley Associates with WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
- Times Square Reconstruction – Snøhetta
- Liberty Park – AECOM
- VIA 57 West – Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners with Bjarke Ingels Group
- The Lowline Lab – Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Most New Landscapes New York sites require advance reservations, while others will be open access and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. Days and tour times vary. The Open House New York Weekend Event Guide provides more information. List subject to change.
Descriptions and images of New Landscapes New York tours are available upon request.
For more information about Open House New York Weekend, visit here.