Boat Ride Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour and Yacht Cruise
Pier 62- Chelsea @ West 22nd and Hudson River
Saturday, July 30th
1:30 at the pier (launch @ 1:45pm)
$78- tour, 1 gl wine/beer/champagne, snacks
RSVP Early and Non-refundable
This boat ride is amazing!!! Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as we cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers. Our guides are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), who designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan’s most noted structures and exterior styles. Expert narration covering architecture and engineering landmarks from all eras as well as current urban planning and environmental issues impacting urban waterfronts. During the 2 hour and 45-minute cruise you will explore recent and innovative skyscrapers, residential “Starchitecture,” enduring Art Deco and Beaux Arts icons as well as waterfront parks and infrastructure. The newest features of the evolving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & Bronx waterfronts are seen in comfort and style, from the climate-controlled, enclosed back-deck observatory or from the open bow; for some fresh air and sunlight. You’ll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, Gracie Mansion and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. This tour passes under all 18 bridges and is so informative that continuing education credits are given to architects, engineers & landscape architects.