New York Architecture Tour!
03.31 - 12.31 Cruise begins at 1:45 p.m. | dates will vary
Experience a comfortable and unique round-Manhattan 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 & sunlight with a glass of wine in hand.
On this 2.75 hour cruise, you will completely circumnavigate the entire island of Manhattan (passing under all 18 bridges) while taking in the sites, the architecture & tour designed by the AIANY.
-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; 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.