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Around Manhattan Official NYC Architectural Boat Tour
When: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM TUESDAY, ARCHTOBER 18
Where:Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Step aboard the teak decks of the Manhattan, the elegant, 1920s style yacht, for a leisurely 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. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air & sunlight with a glass of wine in hand. (Guests are treated to a complimentary beverage from the bar & light hors d' oeuvres).
On this 2.75 hour cruise, you will cruise under all 18 bridges while taking in the skyline on a tour designed by the AIANY. Some highlights from your expert guide include:
• New stars of the skyline: Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce St. apartment tower and the rapidly rising 1 World Trade Center.
• New waterfront developments, including Governor’s Island, Brooklyn Bridge Park and other ecologically driven park designs, as well as new housing on former industrial sites like the Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg.
• West Side “Starchitecture”: Frank Gehry’s IAC headquarters, Jean Nouvel’s glittering Eleventh Ave. condos, and Richard Meier’s Perry St. apartment towers.
• Classic icons of Lower Manhattan such as Cass Gilbert’s U.S. Custom House and Woolworth Building, and Art Deco skyscrapers that competed with the Chrysler Building for tallest-building honors.
• East River residential enclaves and landmarks, from Stuyvesant Town to Waterside Plaza, Tudor City to the United Nations complex, Gracie Mansion to Asphalt Green.
• Roosevelt Island with its modern housing punctuated by historic landmarks from its past, and the new Louis Kahn-designed FDR Memorial taking shape at its foot.
• The Harlem River unveiled, featuring a variety of bridges and housing complexes, a floating boathouse, and a Bronx campus with landmark structures designed by Stanford White and modernist Marcel Breuer.
• Upper Manhattan neighborhoods and icons such as the Cloisters, Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb, as well as Rafael Moneo’s new science tower at Columbia University.
• New skyscrapers in West Midtown, including the Hearst, Conde Nast, Bank of America and New York Times towers.
Regular - $75
Child - $40
Please purchase tickets here.
AIA Members, use dicount code "AIA15" to recieve $15 off.
A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2011.