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Open House New York opens 20 downtown Brooklyn sites during AIA weekend

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Open House New York opens 20 downtown Brooklyn sites during AIA weekend. The New York Transit Museum (Marcin Wichary/ Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Open House New York opens 20 downtown Brooklyn sites during AIA weekend. The New York Transit Museum (Marcin Wichary/ Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

People can roam about in the Brooklyn Point Sales + Design Gallery designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn by JDS Development, the Ashland by FXCollaborative Architects and SPAN Architecture, and many more old and new landmarks in Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn, organized by Open House New York. More than twenty sites are participating in the Open House event happening on June 23.

The Schermerhorn House terrace (Courtesy Ennead Architects)

A discussion about the change and transformation in the region featuring Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Regina Myer, FXCollaborative Design Director Gustavo Rodriguez and other industry leaders will take place at the ISSUE Project Room at 10:30 a.m., kicking off the day-long events.

Downtown Brooklyn has undergone dramatic changes in the past two decades. It has now emerged as a new area for real estate and commercial development. The neighborhood is flooded with commercial creativity and upscale living. This event will offer an insider look at the transformed, up-and-coming district.

Other participating sites include Brooklyn Strand Action Plan by WXY architecture + urban design, the New York Transit Museum, Polonsky Shakespeare Center and the Schermerhorn.

Theatre for a New Audience, designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration (Courtesy TFANA)

The general public can purchase tickets to attend tours and panel discussions in those private buildings. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

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