This past Saturday and Sunday, we welcomed visitors to Waterside as part of Open House New York Weekend.
Open House New York is a nonprofit providing unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of NYC and to the people who design, build and preserve it. OHNY weekend, “unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings”.
And we were delighted to be one of them!
During the tour, we showed guests a number of the aspects that make Waterside so special.
To start off the experience, we gave guests a sneak peak of a show-ready apartment – where Musical MegaWatt improvisation teams, which performs regularly at The Magnet Theater, awaited.
And, based on the guest’s suggestions, the performers created a completely new song!
We told them about Waterside’s history and architectural significance.
As residents of the complexes know, Waterside Plaza is included in the Municipal Art Society’s Watch List of Future Landmarks due to the unique architecture. Established in 1974, Waterside Plaza is built over 2,000 concrete pilings going down 80 feet into the bed of New York’s East River, a 1,470 apartment complex inspired by the stark geometric power of the work of Louis Kahn.
And we showed them historical photos.
We also discussed Waterside and its residents, and talked about our many events.
And we’re now part of an exclusive chess set!
In our next blog post, we’ll share some of the beautiful photos visitors took.