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Sun 04.07.2013

AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour: NYC Architecture

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs| 1.5 HSW

When: 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Where: Offsite AIANY Event   

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.

Highlights, topics and themes of the 2013 tour 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 Sideand East Harlem

Regular - $76 (AIA Members, use discount code "AIAB5" to receive $5 off.)

Classic Harbor Lines will operate the "AIA-NY Around Manhattan Boat Tours" nearly every Sunday and Tuesday, with additional Thursday dates, in 2013.

For TICKETS and EXACT DATES please visit their EVENT WEBSITE:

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