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another thread on an annual october ‘open house new york’ weekend site:[url=http://www.ohny.org/]http://www.ohny.org/[/url]this one is the austrian cultural forum tower (2002)Austrian Cultural Forum11 E 52nd St/ 5th Ave, New Yorkneighborhood: Midtownwebsite:[url=http://www.acfny.org/]http://www.acfny.org/[/url]mood music ja! ja! ja! -- no one will ever ever be this freakin cool again! Falco - Der Kommissarthe 24 story midblock sliver tower is only 25 feet wide by 81 feet deep!!! yes, it tapers back toward the top floorsin the back of the building, which doesn’t take long to get to from the front (!) the street level & basement is an art gallery[url=http://www.acfny.org/press-room/downloads/press-images-texts/soundframeremix/]http://www.acfny.org/press-room/downloads/press-images-texts/soundframeremix/[/url]there is a bit of a skylight back herethe tour started here on the 11th floor and worked down from there --the top floors are apts for the director & visiting artists, etc. --there is a roof deck too, but i guess der kommissar wouldn't let us see that reception on the directors office floornice city viewsthat’s the st. regis hotel belowthis floor is the library floor – its open to the publicit’s the only level w/ an open stairwell to the floor belowall the furniture & fixtures were also designed by the architectthis floor is the performance hall floor -- she is saying the piano is raised up and stored in the ceiling! the austrians have mostly classical & jazz type shows -- it holds 75 or so people --they are very happy with it because previously, when they had the townhouse here,which this tower replaced, they had to rent out sites for performances[url=http://www.acfny.org/events/events-single/?tx_julleevents_pi1]http://www.acfny.org/events/events-single/?tx_julleevents_pi1[/url][showUid]=77you exit the performance hall down to the art gallery & that’s ita little more of the art show – it had some video***the austrian cultural forum building sure makes amazingly clever use of not much space ***