Saturday, October 06, 2007

Open House New York OHNY 2007

Well it's that time of year again. This weekend is the 5th annual Open House New York aka OHNY. Unlike the previous 4 years of Manhattan-centric touring for me, this year I'm sticking to Brooklyn. Here's a few selected shots from today, with more to follow in the next few days.

Here's the interior of one of the Pratt mansions in Clinton Hill. The level of detailing in the oak is incredible. Those are original Tiffany stained glass windows in the back. The house is so ornate inside, it is difficult to know where to focus. The college's President lives on the 2nd floor and selected students live on the 3rd, so the tour was only able to focus mostly on the 1st floor and exterior but there was still plenty to see in this mansion.This next shot is from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). This is wall/ceiling of the Opera House with some of the luxury boxes and 2nd balcony visible.
And finally the banking hall from the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower (aka One Hanson Place). Formerly a bank, the landmarked space was going to be a Borders Books, but that deal fell through and it's up for lease. The space is extremely grand to say the least and I'll have many more shots to present here in the coming days, so take this one as just a teaser.
Here's a link to my page from last year's Open House New York.