- Fascinating tour hosted by architects and members of the AIANY
- Learn the amazing stories behind some of the world’s tallest buildings
A sublime New York sightseeing tour for anyone with even a passing interest in architecture or history, this cruise sees you sail on the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers on a stylish 1920s-style yacht with beautiful teak decks and an enclosed, climate-controlled observatory for up-close views of the most iconic structures in the Big Apple. Learn the stories behind the Empire State Building, the United Nations complex, the Woolworth Building and of course the Statue of Liberty, with a fascinating live commentary from a trained architect.
Your hosts are members of the American Institute of Architects New York CHapter (AIANY), and you can expect to come away enlightened and perhaps even moved by a unique tour that’s far beyond the average. Enjoy a selection of refreshments and hors d'oeuvres as you learn about the works of legendary figures such as Cass Gilbert, Stanford White and Richard Morris Hunt; see how historic structures have been repurposed for modern times, such as the High Line, and pass under 19 different bridges as you find out how New York’s architecture is constantly shifting in the sands of time.