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Classic Harbor Lines -- Pier 62 62 Chelsea Piers Manhattan, NY 10011
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The weather was partly cloudy, windy and chilly. I wore a sweater and jacket for outside on the deck..
Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour
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Around Manhattan Official NYC Architecture Tour
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attended May 24 2011

Excellent all the way around: knowledgable narrator (and you could hear him from anywhere on vessel), very nice food and drink options - also plentiful, super-helpful crew. ('Nice to see a couple of hard-working women in it, too.) Lots of value...continued

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attended Sep 21 2010

This was a 3-hour cruise circling all of Manhattan Island in a beautiful yacht-like boat with windows all around for maximum gawking. I saw many buildings and places that I didn't know about, although I'm a life-long New Yorker. The tour guide,...continued

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attended Jun 26 2010

This was a very informative and enjoyable cruise. The AIA guides were very knowledgeable, though one female guide on the June 26th cruise was inaudible and seemed tentative about the facts. The other two guides were very good. I would highly...continued

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Classic Harbor Line New York

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Description

Highlights, topics and themes of the 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 Side and East Harlem.

Gratuities are not included, but are appreciated.