AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour: NYC Architecture

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 or 3-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 2013 tour highlights include:

  • Exploration of planning visions for both reclaiming the post industrial waterfront, as the “6th Borough”, and addressing rising sea levels
  • Insightful coverage of Manhattan’s classic spires, including the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent “starchitecture” boom; including buildings by Frank Gehry and other noted international and local architects
  • The greater waterfront access allowed by new parks and recreation piers including the ecologically driven features designed by leading landscape architects
  • The statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the newest waterfront monument: Roosevelt Island’s FDR Four Freedoms Park
  • NYC’s engineering masterpieces: the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges as well as lesser known “swing bridges” along the Harlem River
  • The adaptation of the Highline as an elevated, linear park and its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards.
  • The story of post WWII urban renewal and public housing along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem

 

Tour

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Sunday, December 29, 2013
    1:45pm-4:30pm

  • Where: 

    Chelsea Piers (Pier 62)
    62 Chelsea Piers
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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