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Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Open House New York 2016: Solar RoofPod & Harlem Garden for Urban Food


Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture – Solar Roofpod
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031


Free and open to all in conjunction with Open House New York

Visit the rooftop of the Spitzer School of Architecture (Vinõly Architects) to see its Solar RoofPod and urban farm. This student-designed 800 s.f. micro-dwelling is now surrounded by a garden that provides Harlem residents and students with hands-on experience raising agricultural crops. Built for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Installed in 2014.

Guided tours at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 led by Christian Volkmann, Associate Professor, together with current and former City College of New York students and High School for Math, Science, and Engineering teachers and students who have been involved with the project.

A few blocks farther north within architect George B. Post's landmarked Neo-Gothic campus, Shepard Hall's historic Great Hall will also be open 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Step inside this soaring jewel--one of the largest rooms in all of New York City--and learn about its history and architecture from the chief architect guiding its restoration, Carl Stein. Tours at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00.

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