From the Gilded Age to the modern era, New York City is a city of architectural wonders. AIA New York and the Center for Architecture offer a wide variety of tours to explore these wonders, from boat tours to walking tours. On these tours, you can learn about the city's history, visit iconic landmarks, and even sample some of the best food the city has to offer. One of the best architectural tours of New York City is the AIA boat tour.
On this tour, you'll ride a 1920s-style yacht while learning about the architectural wonders of New York City. You'll also get to see some of the opulence of the Gilded Age that took place in the late 19th century. If you'd prefer to explore on foot, you can join a walking tour led by a professional photographer. This experience will take you through Manhattan to visit architectural gems such as Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building and the New York Public Library.
You can also try delicious New York pizza, try a famous Reuben sandwich, eat grilled cheese and have caffeine with coffee and pastries at a local bakery. Discover new layers of the city's history on architectural tours of New York neighborhoods, such as Flatbush and Mount Morris Park. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York City's most striking architectural icons, and no visit to the city would be complete without enjoying its beauty. The old tower owned by the Rockefeller Group struggled to compete in the New York City commercial real estate market due to its inefficient envelope, outdated mechanical systems and a time-worn lobby.
However, it was recently transformed with a design by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. This LEED Gold building now acts as a gateway to New York's vibrant new neighborhood, and offers a direct subway connection to the adjacent subway station. This tour of New York's architecture is also perfect for food lovers because, in addition to learning about the Flatiron building and the surrounding architecture, you'll taste some of the best food the area has to offer. Photographs for New York Building Tours — Manhattan Architecture Guides for exclusive travel page welcome.
New York City's vast network of subways, streets, bridges and tunnels is nothing short of an urban wonder.