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Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise

Product ID: 24798
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Step aboard the teak decks of an elegant 1920's-style yacht, for an educational architecture tour hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY).
About this activity
Duration 2.75 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • A unique opportunity to examine the visionary development of NYC's 6th borough: the Waterfront
  • Get an update on the One World Trade Center Memorial and Manhattan's waterside memorials
  • Learn all about Manhattan's "Starchitecture" like Frank Gehry's 8 Spruce Street, Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Ave. condos, and the Standard Hotel
  • Explore the history of lower Manhattan classic icons like the Woolworth Building, Wall Street's art deco spires, and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Learn about postwar urban renewal and public housing along the East River
  • Admire engineering marvels such as Harlem River's bridges: swing, lift, and fixed span
Full description
Step aboard the decks of an elegant 1920's-style yacht, for an educational architecture tour around Manhattan, hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY).

Enjoy your trip through the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers from the air-conditioned observatory, or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight.

Circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, passing under all 18 bridges, while taking in the sites and architecture. Examine the visionary development of the waterfront memorials, get an update on the One World Trade Center, Downtown "Starchitecture", Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Ave. condos, and classic icons of lower Manhattan like the Woolworth Building, Wall Street's art deco spires, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Marvel at New York's great engineering feats, such as the Harlem River's bridges: swing, lift, and fixed-span. Hear the story of postwar urban renewal and public housing along the East River and much more while enjoying a light snack from the bar.
Includes
  • Snacks
  • Professional guides
  • 1 complimentary beverage is included. Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 (Across from West 22nd Street and the Hudson River)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Children under 14 years
Know before you go
• Children must be at least 14 years old to join the tour
• Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted onboard, emotional support animals and pets are not permitted
• Please let the operator know in advance if assistance is required for boarding
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 186 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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