From January to September 2013, CHPC’s Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition ran at the Museum of the City of New York, and was an unprecedented success. The exhibition covered all aspects of our Making Room initiative to date.

We were completely overwhelmed by the visitor numbers to the exhibition. The opening reception was attended by over 1,000 industry guestsmore visitors than any other exhibition opening event in MCNY history. The first Saturday of the opening week saw a 27.6% increase in attendance compared with the same week the prior year. And between January and September, we had an audience of over 150,000 visitors, an estimated 40% of whom were from outside the US.

We conducted personal tours throughout the duration of the exhibition for groups of staff from various New York City and State government agencies, and from other cities and states across the country, including San Francisco, Austin, Georgia, and Boston. We also gave tours to developers, architects, land use planners, housing industry groups, and academics from across the United States and the world, including architects from Tokyo, the Mayor and Chief Architect of Barcelona, developers from London, and many more.

And now you can also have a virtual tour of the exhibition from the comfort of your own computer or device. Enjoy a full guided tour by curator, Donald Albrecht, and our Deputy Director, Sarah Watson.

You can also watch an incredible featurette on the exhibition made by filmmaker Joanna Arnow.

Virtual tour

By curator, Donald Albrecht, and CHPC's Deputy Director, Sarah Watson

Featurette on the exhibition

By Joanna Arnow

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