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Discover the stories and secrets behind some of New York City’s famous buildings on this fascinating architecture tour. Walk through Midtown Manhattan with your guide, an architectural expert, as you study the exteriors and interiors of iconic structures like the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library. During the 3-hour walking tour, learn about the architectural movements that have shaped the city and enjoy the personalized attention of a small group.

Highlights

  • 3-hour architecture tour of New York City's 42nd street
  • Admire the impressive architectural styles, from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco
  • Learn the buildings' history and significance from your tour guide, an expert in architecture
  • Visit Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Ford Foundation Building and more

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture

Interior Architecure

An architecture tour of NYC is a great way to delve into the cultural and artistic traditions that have shaped this world-famous city. Make your way to 42nd Street in the midmorning to meet your guide, who will be either an architectural scholar or a professional architect. Numbers are limited to six people on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.

Walk along 42nd Street, through Times Square and around other Midtown marvels, stopping to admire the exteriors of iconic structures like the United Nations Building, the Ford Foundation Building, Grand Central Station and Tudor City. Learn about the engineering feats involved in constructing the Chrysler Building, and step inside some structures, like the New York Public Library, for an interior view of opulent lobbies and soaring atriums.

Along the way, your guide will share fascinating backstories and insight and will help you learn to identify different architectural styles, from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco.

Customer Reviews

Shelley H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the architectural history of NYC. The tour route was wonderful the only disappointment was my mom not seeing her favorite building - the Seagram building.

David W S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely a must do in mid town NY City .. our guide was the top of the town in term of his mastery of the subject of architectural history . a great experience!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I urge everyone to take this tour. Matico Josephson devised this tour himself. In less than I mile he showed us wonderful buildings and explained how New York had grown as a city.
The group was small, Matico was very expert. It was like going for a walk with a knowledgeable friend.

anthony d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

an excellent tour...informative, insightful and highly recommended!

Michel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Hansell was a great guide ! We enjoyed our visit tremendously, all because of him !

Gary F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Matico was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and the tour was informative and thoroughly enjoyable.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Informative and passionate guide. Would recommend and will do others.

Brett E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was perfect for finding out in depth information about NYC Architecture. The guide took the job very seriously. You enter the interiors too

Karen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. we went to great sites and learned a lot!

Tracy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour, fun and informative! The time went by so fast.

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