Open City Award Honorees

Launched in 2018 and conferred each spring at the Open City Benefit, the Open City Award honors the team behind a newly opened or opening project that makes a sizable contribution to quality of place. These are the singular projects, often born from visionary aspirations and years in the making, that embody the spirit of openness, access, and connectivity that are essential to New York’s continued growth and preeminence.
Photo courtesy of PBDW Architects

Powerhouse Arts

Recognizing the Design and Development team, led by
Powerhouse Arts, Gemini Arts Initiative, Herzog & de Meuron, PBDW Architects, and Buro Happold Engineering.

Dave Burk / Aaron Fedor © Empire State Development

Moynihan Train Hall

Recognizing the Design and Development team, led by
Empire State Development
Vornado Realty Trust
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Skanska USA

view of Governors Island landscape

Governors Island

The Trust for Governors Island


TWA Hotel

MCR and MORSE Development

Beyer Blinder Belle
INC Architecture & Design
Lubrano Ciavarra Architects
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Stonehill Taylor

An aerial photo showing a large green lawn and office buildings on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech Campus

Cornell University

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
James Corner Field Operations

Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center | Architects: Morphosis Architects; Engineers: Arup; Construction Manager: Barr & Barr

Tata Innovation Center | Developer: Forest City New York; Architects: Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism; Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti, Jaros Baum & Bolles; Construction Manager: Turner

The House at Cornell Tech | Developers: Related Companies, The Hudson Companies; Architects: Handel Architects; Engineers: BuroHappold; Construction Manager: Monadnock Construction Inc.