Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour Aboard an Elegant Yacht
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The last date listed for AIA-NY Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour was Tuesday August 30, 2016 / 5:15pm.
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Featured review from Sandy G
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The boat tour was delightful in all respects. The boat itself was an elegantly appointed interior and very modern with glass windows on all sides to view the magnificent buildings on either side of the Hudson. The AIA commentator was terrific and welcoming, too.
All in all, a great treat!
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Very nice day , great experience to see NYC in its best
we had also a free drink was part of the deal - it was nice as we needed it . We enjoyed it and weather was great too.
Time of the tour is also selected well , because we saw sun set around...continued
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The cruise runs approximately 1.5 hours.
Highlights, topics and themes of the 2014 AIANY 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, Jean Nouvel 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 including the Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- The adaptation of the High Line 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 Lower East Side.
Gratuity is not included in the price of your cruise.