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Classic Harbor Line New York

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Highlights, topics and themes of the 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 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.

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