Inside the Internet
Photo: Jim Henderson
OHNY invites you to an extremely rare look inside one of the Internet's major hubs, the historic AT&T Long Lines building at 32 Avenue of the Americas.
As ephemeral and immaterial as the Internet may seem, it is composed of physical things–wires and boxes and switches–that are housed in buildings all over the world. Built as one of the centerpieces of a globe-spanning telecommunications infrastructure, 32 Avenue of the Americas has since been reinvented as a key interconnection point for high capacity data networks.
Andrew Blum, journalist and author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, and John Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of building owner Rudin Management, will lead a tour.
Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to openhousenewyork and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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Open House New York
Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit.