This 2-hour-and-45-minute cruise circumnavigates the island of Manhattan via the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers, and is AIA New York's signature tour experience. Enjoy insightful narration by an AIA New York guide as you explore the architecture, infrastructure, and urban planning of New York City. Tour highlights are thematically linked to illustrate the recent transformation of a post-industrial waterfront, and an exploration of how cities might adapt in the post-COVID era.
Tour features include iconic Art Deco spires, historic engineering marvels, adaptive reuse, progressive waterfront parks, and recent buildings by local, national, and international award-winning architects. To help put the COVID pandemic in context, the 2021 tour will also identify historic quarantine sites along with NYC’s newest hospital and bio-med research facilities.