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Go Behind the Scenes in Chicago and New York City this weekend

Go Behind the Scenes in Chicago and New York City this weekend

by Parker McDonaldOctober 16, 2015

Get a taste of Chicago and New York City from locations not normally open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.  

Get a glimpse of NYC’s rarely seen spaces—from boardrooms to bedrooms, crypts to clubs, factories to firehouses, lighthouses to lookouts, monuments to mansions, skyscrapers to substations—with Open House New York, an event that will satisfy anyone’s inner snoop. Past tour spots have included the Four Seasons (the Phillip Johnson–designed restaurant, not the hotel), the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, the New York Academy of Medicine and even the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Plus, check out the talks, workshops and OHNY Kids tours.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings across Chicago!  Explore the hidden gems of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial districts, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. All for free.

Click for more information on Chicago’s Open House and New York City’s Open House.


About The Author
Parker McDonald
Parker hails from the Big Apple. While he normally jumps on the 7-line to get where he needs to go, you'll occasionally find him jumping on a plane out of New York City to destinations around the world.

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