September 21, 2017
by Benjamin Prosky
56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron, one of Archtober 2017's Buildings of the Day. Credit: Iwan Baan.
Pumpkitecture 2016. Credit: Sam Lahoz.
Archtober partners celebrate the month-long festival of architecture and design aboard Classic Harbor Line's Manhattan II. Credit: Erik Bardin.

“What an exciting time to be a New Yorker!” exclaimed Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Commissioner Finkelpearl joined the Center for Architecture, along with our partners and journalists, for a beautiful Classic Harbor Line sunset cruise to celebrate Archtober.

It is, indeed, an exciting time in the development of our city’s built environment. This Archtober reflects that, with more activities around NYC for the architecture enthusiast than at any other time of the year!

We are thrilled to launch the seventh year of Archtober this October 1. NYC’s annual festival of architecture is bigger than ever, with over 70 partner organizations planning lectures, tours, exhibitions, and more throughout the five boroughs.

Here are some of my highlights:

I encourage you all to visit to experience our redesigned and rebranded website. There you will find everything you need to plan your autumnal architectural wanderlust.