Last weekend I saw a long line waiting to get into the Massimo Scolari Retrospective at Cooper Union in New York City. Scolari is an Italian architect / designer / painter / professor who blurs the lines between art, futurism, and architecture. The exhibit runs until November 21, 2012 as part of the Second Annual Archtober.
Archtober is NYC's annual October celebration of "architecture and design in everyday life." Open House New York started off the month-long festival, but what I really like is the "Building of the Day" -- sort of like The Daily Show of architecture. Thirty-one NYC landmarks and new works of architecture are open for free tours every day of the month. Here's a sampling of this year's sites:
- Oct. 1 -- Spruce Street School, PS 397, at the base of New York by Gehry
- Oct. 4 -- TWA Flight Center
- Oct. 5 -- Cesar Pelli's Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn
- Oct. 14 -- Seagram Building
- Oct. 21 -- 103rd Street Community Garden
- Oct. 24 -- Grand Central Terminal
- Oct. 29 -- Gracie Mansion
Check the Archtober calendar for reservations -- many tours are already filled, but take a daily look at the photos to discover what's happening in the Big Apple.
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Photo: The Seagram Building in New York City ©Jackie Craven