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Here's every Building of the Day tour for Archtober 2017. Pictured here: Marvel Architects' New-Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (David Sundberg/Esto)
Here's every Building of the Day tour for Archtober 2017. Pictured here: Marvel Architects' New-Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (David Sundberg/Esto)

Get ready New York City, the month of Archtober is almost upon us.

While October heralds the return of chunky knits and PSLs, New York City’s architecture and design community knows that the tenth month of the year is really Archtober, AIA New York’s celebration of the built environment. In collaboration with the city’s cultural institutions, Archtober (also known as Architecture and Design Month) fosters awareness of architecture’s role in everyday life through exhibitions, conferences, films, lectures, and the Building of the Day tours – architect-led visits to the city’s best-loved structures and landscapes.

The first site this year is the Woolworth Tower Residences, apartments by SLCE Architects in Cass Gilbert’s classic neo-Gothic skyscraper. In partnership with AIA New York, The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) is pleased to be the one-and-only source for Building of the Day blogs. For all of October, we’ll bring you on-the-ground stories and tour highlights, so you can ride on WXY’s SeaGlass Carousel, step inside LOT-EK‘s shipping container Carroll House, or explore Paul Rudolph‘s Modulightor Building, all without leaving your office.

But if you do decide to leave (and you should), tickets for all tours are now available at the Archtober website. Here is the complete schedule:

Oct. 1
The Woolworth Tower Residences
Architect: Cass Gilbert (the Woolworth Building’s original architect); SLCE Architects (Woolworth Tower Residences architect of record): SLCE Architects; The Office of Thierry W. Despont (interior design)

Oct. 2
Empire Stores
Architect: S9Architecture

Oct. 3
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Architect: Bromley Caldari Architects

Oct. 4
The Noguchi Museum
Architect: Isamu Noguchi and Shoji Sadao (original architects); Sage and Coombe Architects (rneovation architect)

Oct. 5
SeaGlass Carousel
Architect: WXY architecture + urban design

Oct. 6
Modulightor Building
Architect: Paul Rudolph

Oct. 7
Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning
Architect: GLUCK+

Oct. 8
Project Farmhouse
Architect: ORE Design

Oct. 9
The Residences at PS186 & Boys and Girls Club of Harlem
Architect: Dattner Architects

Oct. 10
Naval Cemetery Landscape
Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Oct. 11
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Architect: Heins & LaFarge/Cram & Ferguson (1899)

Oct. 12
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
Architect: Cass Gilbert

Oct. 13
New Lab, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Architect: Marvel Architects

Oct. 14
Open House New York Weekend

Oct. 15
Open House New York Weekend

Oct. 16
iHeartMedia
Architect: A+I with Beneville Studios

Oct. 17
56 Leonard Street
Architect: Herzog & De Meuron

Oct. 18
Staten Island Courthouse, St. George
Architect: Ennead Architects

Oct. 19
Carroll House
Architect: LOT-EK

Oct. 20
Columbia University – Lenfest Center for the Arts
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (design architect); Davis Brody Bond (executive architect); Body-Lawson Associates (associate architect)

Oct. 21
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Architect: Maya Lin Studio (Designer); Bialosky + Partners Architects

Oct. 22
Freshkills Park
Architect: NYC Parks/James Corner Field Operations

Oct. 23
The George Washington Bridge Bus Station
Architect: STV – Program Architect/Architect of Record/Design Architect for Retail Development; PANYNJ Architectural Unit – Design Architect for Bus Station

Oct. 24
Governors Island – The Hills
Architect: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Oct. 25
Bronx River House
Architect: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Oct. 26
ISSUE Project Room
Architect: McKim, Mead & White (original architect); Conversion to ISSUE Project Room: WORKac in collaboration with ARUP (ongoing)

Oct. 27
Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District
Architect: TEN Arquitectos

Oct. 28
Morris Jumel Mansion
Architect: Original Architect Unknown

Oct. 29
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler

Oct. 30
Cornell Tech
Architect: Handel Architects; Morphosis; WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

Oct. 31
The William Vale Hotel
Architect: Albo Liberis

If your number-one-can’t-miss tour is sold out, don’t despair: There are more than enough events for everyone. Archtober has a new series called Workplace Wednesdays where firms like SHoP, Snøhetta, and others will open up their offices to ticketed members of the public for workshops, presentations, and talks. On October 29, AN Contributing Editor Sam Lubell will give a talk on Never Built New York, the exhibition he co-curated at the Queens Museum.

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