Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Boat Tour

When: 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Where: Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) – W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan – New York, NY). Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

Step aboard the teak decks of the Manhattan, Classic Harbor Lines’ elegant, 1920s-style yacht, for an educational around-Manhattan architecture tour, hosted by architects and members of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY).

Experience a comfortable and unique trip through the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory, or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight with a complimentary beverage in hand. Guests are treated to a complimentary beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks, as well as soda, water, tea and coffee.

On this 2.75-hour cruise, you will completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in the sites and architecture tour designed by AIANY.

Some 2012 tour highlights include:

• An examination of the visionary development of NYC’s 6th borough: the waterfront!
• Memorials: an update on One World Trade Center and an exploration of Manhattan’s waterside memorials
• Downtown “Starchitecture”: Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street, Jean Nouvel’s 100 Eleventh Ave. condos, and the Standard Hotel
• Coverage of classic icons of Lower Manhattan: the Woolworth Building, Wall Street’s art deco spires, and the Brooklyn Bridge
• The story on postwar urban renewal and public housing along the East River
• Engineering marvels, such as Harlem River’s bridges: swing, lift and fixed-span

Regular – $75
Child – $40

Please purchase tickets here

AIA Members, use discount code “AIAB5″ to receive $5 off.

Classic Harbor Lines will operate the “Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Tour” nearly every Sunday and Tuesday, with additional Thursday dates, in 2012. Please check exact dates here:


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    2:00 p.m.

  • Where: 

    Chelsea Piers (Pier 62)
    W. 22nd Street and Hudson River
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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