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.
Dave Burk / Aaron Fedor © Empire State Development
2022

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
2021

Governors Island

Recognizing
The Trust for Governors Island

2019

TWA Hotel

Recognizing
MCR and MORSE Development

With
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
2018

Cornell Tech Campus

Recognizing
Cornell University

With
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
James Corner Field Operations

And
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.

Previous Honorees

2016

Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller

Kathy Goldman, Food Bank for New York

2015

Carl Weisbrod, Chair, New York City Planning Commission, and Director, Department of City Planning

John Edelman, Design Within Reach

Marc Kushner and Matthias Hollwich, Architizer

2014

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Cindy Allen, Interior Design Magazine

Barry Bergdoll, Museum of Modern Art

2013

David Burney, NYC Department of Design and Construction

Susan Henshaw Jones, Museum of the City of New York

Frank Sciame, Sciame

2012

Christine Quinn, New York City Council

Joshua David and Robert Hammond, The High Line

Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance

2011

Leslie Koch, Trust for Governors Island

Red Grooms, Artist

Hugh Hardy, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture