AIANY 'Around Manhattan' architecture cruise | New York, USA |

AIANY 'Around Manhattan' architecture cruise

New York, USA

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Step aboard the teak decks of an elegant 1920s style yacht and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. This 'Around Manhattan' architecture cruise has narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter and is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. Aboard the yacht, you will experience a comfortable and unique tour 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. You will be treated to one complimentary beer, wine, or champagne from the bar or soda, water, tea, or coffee. The cruise sails around the island of Manhattan while taking in monuments, architecture, parks, and infrastructure.Tour topics and themes: - 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 local, national, and international award-winning architects; 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
What's included
AIA CES 1.5 to 2.5 LU HSW Continuing Education Credits (if applicable)
  • AIA CES 1.5 to 2.5 LU HSW Continuing Education Credits (if applicable)
    Not included
    Tips (optional)
  • Tips (optional)
    New York, USA
     Meeting point:
    - Please meet at the north side of the Chelsea Piers complex. The ticket booth and check-in are located just steps away from the dock
    What To Expect
    • Sail around Manhattan aboard a 1920s inspired yacht
    • Enjoy an architecture-themed tour hosted and narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects
    • Soak in picturesque views of New York City and its iconic architecture
    US$ 106
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