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Getting to Zero: DSNY Manhattan 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed

Open House New York

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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OHNY Members at the Friend level may reserve one ticket and members at the Dual, Associate, and Donor levels may reserve up to two tickets.
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General Admission Ended $20.00 $0.00

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Getting to Zero: DSNY Manhattan 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed

Photo courtesy of Field Condition


The NYC Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) Manhattan 1/2/5 Garage, home to three Sanitation districts, and adjacent Salt Shed have set new standards for design excellence for the department’s facilities. These award-winning buildings have also raised the bar for the design of infrastructure across the city, illustrating the role that architecture can play in integrating the facilities that keep the city running into their surrounding neighborhoods.

The garage is DSNY’s first LEED Gold-certified building and features a double-skin façade, custom perforated metal fins that mitigate sun exposure, and a green roof that softens views from neighboring buildings, protects the roof membrane, and enhances storm water retention and thermal performance. The concrete Salt Shed, which houses 5,000 tons of salt, serves as a playful counterpart to the garage, drawing its shape from the structure of a salt crystal.

Join us for a tour with DSNY officials, as well as architects from Dattner Architects and WXY architecture + urban design. This is a working sanitation garage, and participants should dress accordingly. Hard-soled, closed-toe shoes are required. Visitors will also be required to sign a waiver upon entering the building.

Open House New York thanks NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for making this tour possible. 



Reservations are required as space is limited. $10 OHNY Members / $20 General Admission

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Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Getting to Zero
 is made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts


Tickets to this event are non-refundable. Should you or any of the members of your team be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a fully tax-deductible contribution to Open House New York.

Have questions about Getting to Zero: DSNY Manhattan 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed? Contact Open House New York

When & Where

Spring Street Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed
353 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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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. 

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